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SART Fertility Experts - IVF: Cycles of Hope and Heartbreak


Does stress cause infertility or is it the other way round?  The emotional impacts of IVF treatment are featured in this episode with Dr. Julia Woodward, interviewed by Dr. Vickie Schafer.  Dr. Woodward is an Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist who has directed the Patient Support Program at the Duke Fertility Center for over 15 years.  In this episode, she discusses just how common depression and anxiety are among fertility patients, the factors that drive patients to minimize their struggles to the fertility team, the most common time points for stress to spike, the lack of evidence for stress

SART Fertility Experts - RESOLVE and Infertility


Due to the unique stress of infertility, patients often look for resources and support in addition to those provided by their medical provider. In this episode Barbara Collura, the Executive Director of RESOLVE, the oldest support organization for people dealing with infertility, is interviewed by Dr. Bill Petok, a psychologist who works with individuals and couples building their families through assisted reproductive technologies. Ms. Collura talks about the work of RESOLVE, both in terms of support networks and advocacy.

Fertility and Sterility On Air– TOC: April 2021


Take a sneak peak at this month's Fertility & Sterility! Topics this month include the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on reproductive health, simulation in REI training, and a look at a few of the articles in our sister journal Fertility & Sterility: Reports!

SART Fertility Experts - Season Two Teaser


Welcome to the second season of SART Fertility Experts. This series will feature a variety of dedicated professionals who make IVF and infertility treatment possible, provide invaluable counseling and education to our patients, and advocate to make treatment accessible to all. Check back in two weeks for the first episode.

ASRM COVID-19 Task Force Issues Update No. 14

In the current update, the ASRM Coronavirus/COVID-19 Task Force (the “Task Force”) continues to support both vaccination with currently available vaccines for all individuals, including women who are either pregnant or contemplating conception (see Update #11), and continued strict adherence to its earlier recommended mitigation strategies for disease prevention, including use of social distancing, and rigorous attention to hand washing, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), especially masking, and quarantines when appropriate (see Update #3). In addition, the Task Force is issuing this update to assist reproductive care specialists in counseling their patients and their communities regarding vaccination, including vaccination in pregnancy, and to provide considerations for relaxing restrictions.

ASRM Today: Book Review of The Fertility Doctors Guide to Overcoming Infertility, Discovering Your Reproductive Potential, and Maximizing Your Odds of Having a Baby with author Dr. Mark P. Trolice



In this episode of ASRM Today, we talk with Dr. Mark Trolice, about the power of family, positivity, and his own journey with infertility that helped him write his book, The Fertility Doctor's Guide to Overcoming Infertility, Discovering Your Reproductive Potential, and Maximizing Your Odds of Having a Baby.

Fertility and Sterility On Air– Journal Club Global: Recurrent Implantation Failures in ART: Myth or Reality?


Ever wondered why embryos fail to implant? Would a euploid embryo overcome this problem? In this December 2020 Fertility and Sterility article by Pirtea et al., which was also featured in a recent Journal Club Global, the authors discuss their study of the true prevalence of recurrent implantation failure. This Fertility and Sterility On Air episode discusses the findings and clinical impact with the authors.

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