Genesis Fertility

Advocacy for Fertility

2020 is an exciting new year for New Yorkers seeking help for infertility. With new laws comes new opportunities for building a family.

Dr. Grazi and the team at GENESIS Fertility have been advocates for fertility in New York for over 10 years, and we invite you to learn more about this exciting decade of progress.


Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby” is born.

Dr Grazi recalls, “The thought of becoming a doctor came late to me, actually during my post-high school
stint in an Israeli yeshiva. I never thought about becoming a gynecologist. But I had an epiphany after my first year of medical school, when the first “test tube baby” was born. The birth of this one baby, and how it was accomplished, all seemed so exciting and fresh. It was something new, scientific but very artful, very out-of-the-box. I was interested in both genetics as well as surgery, so it was a good combination.”

Rally for the NYS fertility mandate
Group supporting fertility

In May 2017, Genesis held a rally for Senator Savino who was championing for the passage of the NYS fertility mandate.

Advocacy and support for the infertility community
Illumination graphic

In 2017, Dr Grazi was honored by Path2Parenthood for his advocacy and support for the infertility community.

Advocacy Day in Albany

In 2019, staff at Genesis went up to Albany for Advocacy Day and spoke with members of congress about IVF being a well-established, safe and effective treatment option for infertility; and for medically necessary fertility preservation coverage (for patients facing medical treatments that would cause infertility – like cancer patients.

Bill passed!
Big news

NYS Mandate is passed ☺ effective Jan 2020

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield recognizes GENESIS doctors

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield recognizes Dr. Richard Grazi, Dr. Katherine Melzer Ross, Dr. David Kulak and Dr. Tendai Chiware, who practice at GENESIS Fertility & Reproductive Medicine, as one of the first physicians to receive a Blue Distinction Centers for Fertility Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

Night of Hope
Night of Hope

On November 11th 2019 Dr Grazi was honored by Resolve, The National Infertility Association at their Night of Hope, for his advocacy work.

Watch the video clip:

Child-Parent Security Act
Dr. Grazi

Dr. Richard Grazi met with lawmakers to ask them to pass the Child-Parent Security Act and remove the ban on compensated gestational surrogacy. New York is still one of only three states in the country than bans compensated gestational surrogacy. It’s time to change that!

Advocacy to Expand the NYS Mandate
Advocacy Day

GENESIS staff, and other advocates, met with NY Senators in Albany, to better expand the IVF Mandate; so more people can have access to infertility coverage.

Wondering if you qualify for the
NYS infertility mandate benefits?

Take our New York State Fertility Mandate Questionnaire.

With multiple fertility clinics in the NYC area, GENESIS serves patients from Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Long Island (Five Towns, Valley Stream, Lynbrook, Rockville Center and Long Beach), and Lower Manhattan, New York. Find the location nearest you.

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