reConceiving Infertility

For too long, infertility and the struggles toward parenthood have been topics of hushed conversations and quiet suffering. From the matriarchs and patriarchs of biblical times to present day, the Jewish community knows these challenges all too well. With our reConceiving Infertility initiative, Hadassah is raising awareness, confronting taboos, driving policy change and empowering patients to advocate for their health while expanding the definition of family. And now there's another way you can help: Bring more stories to light by sharing Your Family-Building Story, a new story-collecting initiative brought to you by Hadassah, the Jewish Women’s Archive and Uprooted: A Jewish Communal Response to Fertility Journeys.

Your Family-Building Story

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reConceiving Infertility works to help people grappling with their infertility journey, or their decision to live child-free, by creating a place for them to share and read personal stories. Infertility doesn't only affect intended parents; it affects extended families and communities, too. In partnership with the Jewish Women’s Archive and Uprooted: A Jewish Communal Response to Fertility Journeys, Hadassah is collecting family-building stories to raise up the voices of those experiencing challenges and help our communities expand their definition of what it means when we talk about “family.”
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Expand Access to Treatment

Speak out to expand insurance coverage and access to treatment with Hadassah. To advance infertility-related legislation nationally and at the state level, we're mobilizing grassroots supporters and partner organizations, sending letters to policymakers and meeting with legislators. Get involved today.
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Hadassah Advocates for Infertility Coverage ›
Infertility Policy Statement ›
Hadassah Applauds CA Infertility Bill Introduction ›

Meet our Ambassador

Getting Personal and Political About Infertility Webinar
We're teaming up with Amy Klein, author of "The Trying Game" and health and fertility writer for the New York Times, Newsweek, Slate, The Forward, Hadassah Magazine, and more. Through an online video series and other engagement opportunities, Amy uses her expertise and humor to reveal the truths about infertility.
Getting Personal and Political About Infertility ›
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Press Release ›
Watch Hadassah Magazine Online Discussion Group ›

Inside the Medicine

Did you know that that age, genetics, other medical conditions and previous treatments or injuries can affect fertility? Or that polycystic ovarian syndrome, cystic fibrosis, BRCA gene mutations and other conditions tied to infertility or a need for treatment all have higher incidence rates in the Jewish community? Learn more with reConceiving Infertility about the wide range of people who utilize assisted reproductive technologies and the many different pathways toward parenthood.
Infertility: Get the Facts ›
PODCAST: The Many Paths to Parenthood ›
Fertility Care at Hadassah's Hospitals ›

Featured Videos

Ruth Ann Freedman

This leader shares how her Hadassah and infertility stories intertwine.

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Sharon Paz

Hadassah Hospital patient shares a story of hope and healing about the impact of breast cancer on her pathway to motherhood.

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Elana Bekerman Frank

CEO and Founder of the Jewish Fertility Foundation shares her story at Hadassah 99th National Convention.


Fertility Care at Hadassah's Hospitals

Hadassah’s Fertility Treatment Clinic, with IVF unit, at Hadassah Ein Kerem is considered one of the leading units in Israel. Hadassah physicians have been at the vanguard of infertility treatments for decades and pioneered the use of preimplantation genetic testing. The fertility clinics also work closely with Hadassah’s Ovum Donation and Preservation Program, Genetic Counseling Clinic, and Cytogenetic Laboratory.
PODCAST: The Many Paths to Parenthood ›
Having a Baby After Cancer: Fertility Preservation for Hadassah's Oncology Patients ›
Holistic Help at Hadassah's Rimon Mind/Body Fertility Center ›
Do Infertility Patients Find the Support They Need on the Internet? ›

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