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Take part in a video campaign to petition the medical aids for cover

Would you be willing to do a short video clip, answering a few questions about your journey with Infertility and explaining why you feel that the medical aids should cover treatment, for a recognised disease ie: Infertility?

If yes, please email saskia@ifaasa.co.za for more information.

UPDATE: We are currently in the process of getting funding, so we can make this video a professionally edited/shot one, which will reach even more people. We have a celebrity couple on board too. Keep an eye on our FB page for more developments!

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    Tammy

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    I would have loved to do this was it in writing, I’ll have to pass as I am super camera shy. Conceived via ivf on Christmas last year.

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    Tracey

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    I would happily take part in this

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    Annelie Pretorius

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    Yes i would like to take part in your video campaign to petition the medical aids for cover.
    Regards
    Annelie

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    Varsha

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    Hi. I’m interested. Been at fembryo in pe for 8 years. It’s by time medical aids pay for treatment. People pop out unwanted kids..and cant afford them and we spend mega bucks to try to have a baby.
    Send me more info please. It’s time medical aids step up and come to the party

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    Charlotte Romanik

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    Yes, medical aid refused to pay for egg harvesting. Reason for egg harvesting is due to cancer diagnosis

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    Sonja

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    Good evening
    We would like to participate in the video. My husband needs a testosterone injection every 10 weeks and the medical aid doesn’t see it as chronic.

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    Bronwyn

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    Hi I would definitely be keen to participate. Thanks for al. The great work.

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    Emma Fourie

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    We already pay thousands of Rands per year for medical aid, while, as a healthy person, I barely use all the benefits. It would definitely help prevent further debt if medical aids would cover infertility treatment. Infertility is also (for most of the time) not a preventable disease, while other diseases that are quite preventable are covered.

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    Karin van Zyl

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    Uterus reconstruction, endometriosis and pcos

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      Saskia Williams

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      Beautiful! Congratulations on your pregnancy, may it be smooth and uneventful. Please be sure to update us! May we post the video on our Facebook Page? Am sure it would help many others. Saskia

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    Semone Pienaar

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    I would love to help!!

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    Sne

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    Hi Saskia

    We are interested please let us know how.

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    Jan Joubert

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    I just found out I have testicular failure, after trying for a baby for 8 yesrs. So our next step is IVF. Wish the medical aid could assist. Would like to join the petition.

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    Aletta

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    Yes I would participate, Just unfair that medical aid covers for rehab for self-inflict stuff like drug and alcohol abuse. Drug and alcohol abuse is what people do to themself and is a life choice which was made. It’s great that medical aid covers it so that they can start living a new clean life, but what I don’t get is infertility is not a choice as substance abuse, why can it not be covered, surely they can make limits on the fertility treatments and let there be a procedure to follow, for instance, they should be tested and confirm infertility and then the medical aid can cover so that people can not abuse it or get IVF just because they want and that the medical aid covers it. They can make for instance full cover for 2-3 IVF a year. I can’t see why they medical aid don’t cover it and the cost are very high. Sometimes infertility is caused by another health issue which was not picked up before. It’s hard to accept when you want a child and can not afford the treatment like IVF that you need to accept it, where in your mind you know something can be done to make it easier. Not a lot of people have R60 000.00-R100 000.00 which they can use for fertility treatment.

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    Manono

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    Interested

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