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ASRM Patient Management and Clinical Recommendations During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Update #5

The world has been suffering a pandemic of a proportion not previously experienced in this century, with higher infectivity and mortality than previous epidemics. While acknowledging that infertility is a serious disease that requires treatment in a timely manner, in its recommendations of March 17, 2020 and in the subsequent Updates, No. 1 and No. 2, the ASRM Coronavirus/COVID-19 Task Force (the “Task Force”) recognized the need to delay any but the most urgent of reproductive care cases. This was necessary as the extent of the COVID-19 pandemic, its viral transmission rate, its impact on reproductive well-being and pregnancy, and the ability of health systems to cope were yet unknown, at least in the U.S. 

SART To Release Podcast Series For People Trying To Build A Family

SART, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, is pleased to announce the release of its new SART Fertility Experts podcast series. For those with questions about fertility and infertility, each 25-minute episode offers the insights of a variety of accomplished fertility specialists regarding a range of topics related to fertility testing, treatment, and the challenges of building a family.

SART Fertility Experts - What is IVF?



In this episode, we discuss the ins-and-outs of in vitro fertilization (IVF).  Dr. Elizabeth Ginsburg, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School, discusses why patients may need IVF and the IVF process.  She also mentions lifestyle intervention and issues regarding cost.  For those considering IVF, or just want to have a better understanding of the process, this is a great place to start.

Statement On Racism In America

Like many of you, we have watched with a mixture of shock and sadness the coverage of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement personnel, and the protests that have followed. While we do not condone violence, we empathize with the anger and frustration being expressed by many in the face of the racism persistent in our nation today. Racism and bigotry that has been poisoning our country for far too long.

Reproductive Medical Societies Release Joint Statement on COVID-19

The three major professional societies leading infertility and reproductive medicine today issued aon providing infertility care during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Working together, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) developed the guidance document entitled COVID-19 and Human Reproduction.

ReproductiveFacts.org
is a patient education website of ASRM.
 

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