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Infertility Treatments Remained Strong With Good Outcomes In Spite Of Covid-19, According To Three Studies Presented At The ASRM 2021 Scientific Sessions

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many aspects of healthcare and caused a great deal of psychological stress among patients and temporary barriers to traditional care, leading to questions about the impact of the pandemic on fertility and assisted reproductive treatments. However, the results of three studies presented at ASRM’S 2021 Scientific Sessions show that with proper precautions, outcomes before and during the pandemic remained very similar in several aspects of infertility care – including egg retrieval and IVF cycles.

Even With Private Insurance Coverage, Black And Hispanic Women Are Less Likely To Receive Fertility Treatment

Historically, Black and Hispanic women have been less likely to receive fertility treatment compared to white women, and it was thought that lower income or a lack of insurance coverage may be the reason. However, results of a study presented at ASRM’s 2021 Scientific Congress indicate that even with private insurance coverage and women living in states that mandate coverage for fertility treatment, disparities exist.

ASRM Today: Ovarian Cancer Awareness with Dr. Terri Woodard

It's Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and today on the program our guest is Dr. Terri Woodard, who is an associate professor in the Department of Gynecological Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She holds a joint appointment in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children Hospital Pavilion for Women.

ASRM Today: Fibroids in the Latina/Latinx Community with Dr. Ruben Alvero

Today on the show we are discussing Fibroids in the Latina/Latinx community. Joining me is Dr. Ruben Alvero, who is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford Medical School and is the Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons.

Congress Renews Pledge to Achieve #IVF4All

Senator Cory Booker and Congresswoman and House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro have re-introduced the Access to Infertility Care and Treatment Act, which requires certain insurers to provide coverage for infertility treatment, including fertility preservation services.

SART Fertility Experts - Infertility Advocacy and Government Affairs.

In today's episode, Dr. Mark Trolice interviews Sean Tipton, ASRM's Chief Advocacy and Policy Officer. Many infertility patients do not have insurance coverage for treatment. Currently, nearly 40% of states in the U.S. have mandates for some form of infertility coverage but there are limitations and not all include IVF, fertility preservation, the LGBTQ population and veterans of the military. In this episode, we discuss the current landscape of infertility insurance coverage, the hurdles to obtain state and/or national mandated coverage, and methods of advocacy for both patients and doctors to improve coverage. Learn – Why the challenge? Who can make a difference? What’s the price to pay?

Fertility and Sterility On Air– TOC: July 2021

Take a sneak peak at this month's Fertility & Sterility! Topics this month include biomarkers for ectopic pregnancies, perinatal outcomes in singleton IVF pregnancies over 24 years, new data on endometrial thickness, and new documents from the Practice & Ethics Committee!

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