BONUS 180: Alliance for Fertility Preservation

November 9, 2018

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Today’s bonus episode guest is Joyce Reinecke, executive director of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation.

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Joyce and Heather discuss her personal infertility story, the Alliance, how states are supporting fertility preservation, and more:

INTRODUCTION

  • I’d like to start by hearing a little bit more about you. Tell us about your professional background and how you ended up in your current role at the Alliance for Fertility Preservation.
  • I understand you personally experienced infertility. Take us through your journey to motherhood.

FERTILITY PRESERVATION

  • What is fertility preservation?
  • When is comes to cancer, how might someone determine if their fertility is at risk?
  • What are the fertility preservation options for women?
  • What are the fertility preservation options for men?
  • What post-treatment options are available?
  • How much does fertility preservation cost, and is it typically covered by insurance?
  • What are some ways to make fertility preservation more affordable?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

ALLIANCE FOR FERTILITY PRESERVATION

  • Give us a broad overview of the Alliance. What are the organization’s mission, values, and goals?
  • What is Fertility Scout?
  • Tell us about state legislation for fertility preservation — and what’s changed recently.
  • What about at the federal level?
  • What are some ways listeners can get involved to advocate for fertility preservation insurance coverage?
  • What’s coming up next for the Alliance? What are the future plans of the organization?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

WRAPPING UP

  • Do you have two or three success stories you can share with us?
  • What words of hope would you offer to someone who’s just been diagnosed with cancer and is concerned about preserving their fertility?

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