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ASRM Recognizes National Infertility Awareness Week

Even during this national health crisis, ASRM is committed to highlighting National Infertility Awareness Week (April 19-25) and honoring those with infertility who are struggling to build a family. NIAW became a federally recognized health observance by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2010.

Reproductive Medical Society provides free on-line education to members during COVID-19 Pandemic

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announced that to date, it has provided more than $500,000 worth of free education to its members via its airLEARNINGtm program.  ASRM has made its certification courses available free of charge to all members during the global COVID-19 shut down.  The Society offers certificate courses in andrology, embryology, nursing and mental health. 

ASRM Joins Amicus Brief to Oppose Texas Restrictions on Abortion

On April 3rd, ASRM joined a coalition of several national medical groups, led by ACOG, on an amicus brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit opposing an order from Texas Governor Greg Abbott demanding that abortion procedures be delayed or cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemicThe Attorney General’s decision, currently being considered on an emergency basis by the Supreme Court, would impose criminal and other penalties on medical professionals for providing such care.  

ASRM Joins CMSS in Calling for Safer Working Conditions for Healthcare Workers on the Frontlines of COVID-19 Patient Care

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has put its support behind a statement, released by the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) representing more than 800,000 physicians across 45 specialties, strongly urging action to ensure safer working conditions for physicians, other clinicians, and all healthcare workers on the frontline of direct patient care in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

State Policy Updates

ASRM would like to share some good news for New Yorkers in the midst of such an unprecedented, challenging time. Today, the New York State Legislature will pass the 2020 state budget which will include the Child-Parent Security Act (CPSA). As many of you know, the effort to overturn NY’s ban on gestational carrier contracts has been in the works for quite some time. 

COVID-19 Small Business Loan Information and Resources

As the federal government and nearly every state and municipality actively work to put in place programs to support businesses such as yours in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, ASRM is keeping an eye out for you and weighing in, as appropriate, with key authorities and decision-makers. 

Here are just a few of the opportunities available to you to receive financial support and assistance at this challenging time. 

ASRM Issues New Guidance on Fertility Care During COVID-19 Pandemic: Calls for Suspension of Most Treatments

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the global leader in reproductive medicine, today issues new guidance for its members as they manage patients in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Developed by an expert Task Force, of physicians, embryologists, and mental health professionals, the new document recommends suspension of new, non-urgent treatments.

ASRM Announces Creation Of COVID-19 Task Force

A new strain of corona virus emerged in China in late 2019, producing a respiratory infection, that can severe consequences, including death, especially in the older population. COVID-19, as the disease is now known, has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. There have been over 100,000 cases throughout the world and the WHO expects the virus to emerge in every country.

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