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Q: I want to pursue IVF or other fertility medical treatments. Should I delay care during the COVID-19 pandemic?

A: ASRM/SART has developed guidelines to minimize risk of viral transmission while pursuing fertility care. The most recent guidance can be found here (https://www.asrm.org/news-and-publications/covid-19/statements/patient-management-and-clinical-recommendations-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/) and is updated periodically. The capacity for a clinic to continue to provide fertility care is based on local clinical, legal, and environmental factors and may vary from one clinic to another.

This recent 2020 paper (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32544225/) in the peer reviewed article in Human Reproduction concluded,“A delay in IVF treatment up to 180 days does not affect the live birth rate for women with diminished ovarian reserve when compared to women who initiate IVF treatment within 90 days of presentation."
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