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A Message from ASRM President, Dr. Catherine Racowsky

The ongoing devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is almost unthinkable. The impact on individual health, lives, and livelihoods is both humbling and terrifying. We are all affected, each of us in different ways. Many of us will be helping loved ones and family members recover from COVID-19 and the resulting infections. Many others are battling the viral infection itself. Yet others are suffering the anxiety and stress of being in lockdown as the pandemic spreads in our midst. All of us are, and will be, suffering from the economic side effects of this pandemic.

Tips on Communicating with Your Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

ASRM recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic is a global threat that will have devastating effects on patients' family building plans. The threat of the virus, loss, and the uncertainty of future family building planning are compounded by the additional challenges of social isolation and the contagion of anxiety, fear, and panic.

A Message from the MHPG and ASRM on Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The MHPG joins ASRM in recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic is a global threat that will affect all ASRM members. Indeed it will affect every single person on our planet. No one will be untouched. The threat of the virus is compounded by the additional challenges of social isolation, governmental mandates, restrictions on travel, financial collapse, and the contagious nature of anxiety, fear, and panic. In some areas, xenophobia, too, has taken a hold as people struggle to find a reason why this is happening. There are dangers of falling into despair and hopelessness. There are opportunities for the development of resilience and post traumatic growth.

A Message from the SRS and ASRM Regarding Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our goal during the COVID-19 pandemic is to provide guidance and recommendations regarding reproductive surgery to our members and their patients in a clear, timely, and accurate manner. Though our understanding of COVID-19 is still evolving, we hope this information helps both the reproductive surgery and MIRS community of professionals, their staff, and their patients.

Update #1 Released to the ASRM Patient Management and Clinical Recommendations During The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The ASRM Task Force continues to emphasize that infertility is a disease, and infertility care is not elective. The treatment of infertility, as well as the treatment of many other critical diseases, including cancer treatment, other gynecologic surgery, and organ transplantation, are being postponed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of the words “elective surgery” generally refers to surgery that can be delayed for a period of time without undue risk to the patient.

COVID-19: Ways to Care for Yourself

Most of us were drawn to this profession because we are “helpers.” We tend to give to others before taking care of ourselves. Many of us are juggling homeschooling children, taking care of our households, worrying about the health of loved ones, and dealing with financial concerns. This can lead to caregiver burnout, putting us at risk for mental health issues and challenges to our own immune systems. This document is intended to be a reminder of ways to stay balanced so that we can remain resilient in the face of this extraordinary time.

ASRM Coding Committee Weighs in on Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily life and medical practice in unimaginable ways. To attempt to control the spread of this virus, in-person medical care has become limited, based on medical necessity. This abrupt and necessary change in medical practice impacts the reproductive medicine community – where face-to-face conversations and frequent monitoring of fertility treatment cycles is the norm.

COVID-19 Alert for Patients

The following announcement was written by SART and RESOLVE with the approval of ASRM: The goal of this communication is to help give patients a clear understanding of the March 17 ASRM COVID-19 Task Force guidance.

COVID-19: Staff and Clinical Practice Sustainability During the Pandemic

Recognizing the impact of this pandemic on our clinics and programs in reproductive medicine, ASRM staff in Washington DC have already been in touch with policy makers as they design programs for government relief and support. We also are working with the AMA and others to make sure our elected officials understand the needs of our medical practices as they draft legislation.

ReproductiveFacts.org
is a patient education website of ASRM.
 


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