Patient Resources

Table of Contents

 

NON-PROFITS/SOCIETIES

American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology

Family Equality

Fertility Within Reach

The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc. (INCIID)

Society for Male Reproduction and Urology

LIVESTRONG

RESOLVE

RESOLVE of New England

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)

Safe Needle Disposal

 

GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

 

COMPILED INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES

American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

My Fertility Story

WebMD

 

MEDICATIONS/MANUFACTURERS

Allergan

Compassionate Care Program

EMD Serono

Ferring

Makena

Merck

 

BOOKS

Love and Infertility, by K.M. Darcy

TOOLS

FertiCalm App

FertiSTRONG App

GRANT ASSISTANCE/ FINANCING PROGRAMS

 

EMERGENCY RESOURCES
The Poison Help Line
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

 

 

 

 

NON-PROFITS AND SOCIETIES

 

American Society for Reproductive Medicine www.asrm.org

ASRM is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the art, science, and practice of reproductive medicine. It does so through the pursuit of excellence in education and research and through advocacy on behalf of patients, physicians, and affiliated health care providers. The Society is committed to facilitating and sponsoring educational activities for the lay public and continuing medical education activities for professionals who are engaged in the practice of and research in reproductive medicine.

 

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology www.sart.org

SART is the primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of IVF, or assisted reproductive technology (ART). The organization represents the majority of the ART clinics in the country. The mission of SART is to establish and maintain standards for ART so that you receive the highest possible level of care.

 

Family Equality

Familyequality.org

Family Equality’s mission is to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change.

 

Fertility Within Reach

www.fertilitywithinreach.org

FWR is a national non-profit organization is a resource for accessing infertility health benefits as well as supporting reproductive health preservation. FWR services and materials are provided free of charge to ALL consumers. Our proven online resources contain step-by-step instructions to break down barriers to Infertility treatment through our Path to Empowerment, inspirational blogs, as well as other patient resources. Other options of support include telephone and in-person coaching.

 

The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc.
 https://www.INCIID.org/
INCIID (pronounced “inside”) is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals and couples explore their family-building options. INCIID provides current information and immediate support regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infertility and pregnancy loss, and offers guidance to those considering adoption or childfree lifestyles.

 

Society for Male Reproduction and Urology https://connect.asrm.org/

The SMRU promotes the advancement of the understanding of male reproductive physiology and management of male infertility by providing a forum for the dissemination of both basic and clinical research information and support of educational programs.

 

LIVESTRONG
www.livestrong.org

LIVESTRONG initiative is dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

 

RESOLVE

www.resolve.org

RESOLVE is a dynamic organization dedicated to providing education, advocacy and support for men and women facing the crisis of infertility, including connecting them to valuable infertility resources.

 

RESOLVE of New England www.resolvenewengland.org

Resolve of New England is based in Massachusetts but reaches out to serve New England providing compassionate and informed help to people who are experiencing infertility and seeking to build a family.

 

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices
ISMP.org

The ISMP is the only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to preventing medication errors. ISMP is known and respected as the gold standard for medication safety information. Among its many initiatives, ISMP runs the only national voluntary practitioner medication error reporting program, publishes newsletters with real-time error information read and trusted throughout the global healthcare community, and offers a wide range of unique educational programs, tools, and guidelines.

 

 

Safe Needle Disposal

safeneedledisposal.org

Established in August 2002, the Coalition for Safe Community Needle Disposal is a collaboration of businesses, community groups, non-profit organizations and government that promotes public awareness and solutions for safe disposal of needles, syringes, and other sharps in the community.

 

GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov

CDC.gov provides users with credible, reliable health information on – Data and Statistics, Diseases and Conditions, Emergencies and Disasters, Environmental Health, Healthy Living, and more…

 

Drug Enforcement Administration
DEA.gov

The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.

 

The Food and Drug Administration
FDA.gov

The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. FDA is responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medical products more effective, safer, and more affordable and by helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medical products and foods to maintain and improve their health.

 

 

COMPILED INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES

 

American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Topic Index
https://www.asrm.org/topics/topics-index/

 

My Fertility Story (by EMD Serono, Inc.)
Fertility.com

My Fertility Story provides customized fertility and family-building resources to support you as you navigate your unique path to parenthood. Gathering a few key details about your story allows My Fertility Story to curate a library of fertility support that’s unique to you. Answer questions to access customized content, resources, and real patient videos you can relate to.

 

WebMD
https://www.webmd.com
WebMD has created an organization that they believe fulfills the promise of health information on the Internet. They provide credible information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects that matter to you. They are a source for original and timely health information as well as material from content providers.

 

MEDICATIONS/MANUFACTURERS

 

Allergan
www.allergan.com

Allergan is the manufacturer of Crinone.

 

Compassionate Care Program
fertilitylifelines.com

CCP is designed to provide eligible patients savings on Gonal-f, Ovidrel PreFilled Syringe, or Cetrotide.

 

EMD Serono
www.emdserono.com

EMD Serono manufactures Cetrotide, Gonal-f and Ovidrel.

 

Ferring
www.ferringusa.com

Ferring is the manufacturer of MENOPUR®, ENDOMETRIN®, and NOVAREL®.

 

Makena

https://makena.com
Makena® is a prescription hormone medicine (progestin) used to lower the risk of preterm birth in women who are pregnant with one baby and who have delivered one baby too early (preterm) in the past.

 

Merck
www.merck.com

Merck is the manufacturer of Follistim®, Ganirelix® and Pregnyl®.

 

BOOKS

 

Love and Infertility: Survival Strategies for Balancing, Infertility, Marriage, and Life,  by Kristen Magnacca Darcy
Perhaps you’re looking for insights or guidance to change your current life circumstances, or to just need a gentle nudge to take action? Kristen Magnacca, a celebrated and much-admired author, offers choices that focus on living with clarity and sustaining unrelenting hope — all while in the process of identifying your true potential. One of her best-selling books – “Love and Infertility: Survival Strategies for Balancing, Infertility, Marriage, and Life” has been awarded the inaugural Hope Award for Best Book by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.

 

TOOLS

 

FertiCalm App
www.ferticalmapp.com

 

FertiSTRONG App

www.fertistrong.com 

The FertiCalm and FertiSTRONG Apps serve as a helpful resource for women and men in the exact moment they feel distress, whenever and wherever they are, by providing them with coping techniques for many common social scenarios faced by women and men  on their family building journey. Available for Apple iOS and Android.

 

 

 

GRANT ASSISTANCE/ FINANCING PROGRAMS

 

Fertility Within Reach https://www.fertilitywithinreach.org/financial-assitance/grant-assitance/

 

From Resolve (National)
https://resolve.org/what-are-my-options/making-infertility-affordable/infertility-financing-programs/

 

EMERGENCY RESOURCES

The Poison Help Line
PoisonHelp.org
This site is designed to provide fast and useful information on how to manage exposures to potentially toxic products, poisons, and medications. Users can share details about an exposure and get information about the best next steps to manage their situation. If you or someone you know needs help, you can call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 or use PoisonHelp.org. Calls to the Poison Help line are answered by teams of nurses, pharmacists and doctors with special training in toxicology and how to manage poisonings. These services are free, confidential, and available 24/7.

 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
(800) 273-TALK (273-8255)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 160 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.
(800) 799-4TTY (779-4889) (TTY);
(888) 628-9454 (Spanish)