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Fertility and Sterility On Air – TOC: October 2021


Take a sneak peak at this month's Fertility and Sterility! Topics include transgender reproductive care (01:35), surgical management of intramural fibroids (08:19), TESE for nonazoospermic male factor infertility (15:26), COVID-19 screening and cycle outcomes (19:02), ectopic pregnancy biomarkers (27:37), ambient temperature and ovarian reserve (36:38), national oocyte thaw outcomes (45:16) and using AMH to determine PCOM (52:01).

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 Book Review: It’s Time You Knew: The Power of Your Choices to Prevent Women’s Cancer with author Dr. Valena Wright


On this episode of the ASRM Today Book Review, our guest is Valena Wright, M.D., a women’s wellness expert and board-certified gynecologic oncologist at Beth Israel Lahey Health and Hospital in Boston, MA with over 25 years of experience. She has been recognized numerous times by Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors List, Boston Magazine, North Shore Magazine and as an Exceptional Women in Medicine. She teaches as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of OB/GYN at Boston University School of Medicine . Her book is It’s Time You Knew: The Power of Your Choices to Prevent Women’s Cancer.

Fertility and Sterility On Air– TOC: September 2021

Take a sneak peak at this month's Fertility & Sterility! Topics this month include male factor infertility (02:10), practice committee guidelines on egg donation & number of embryos to transfer (07:02), progesterone supplementation (16:20), ART & the risk of stillbirth (22:24), perinatal outcomes of pregnancies in SARS-CoV2 infected women (28:45), biomarkers for miscarriages (33:02), fetal echosonography in IVF pregnancies (39:02), Fragile-X genetics and primary ovarian insufficiency (45:15), redefining chronic endometritis (47:39), and the use of virtual interviews for REI fellowships (52:34).

ASRM Today: PCOS Awareness Month with Dr. Anuja Dokras


It is PCOS Awareness month, and here to talk about it with us is Dr. Anuja Dokras. Dr. Dokras is Director, Penn Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Center; Medical Director, Reproductive Surgical Facility; Director, Penn Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Program; Chair, Gynecology Team, Women's Health Service Line; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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.

ASRM Today Book Review - Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything with Dr. Randi Epstein

In this book review we are talking with Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein, who is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, a lecturer at Yale University and writer in residence at Yale Medical School. Her writing often appears in the New York times. Her latest book, which we are discussing today is Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything.

Fertility and Sterility On Air– TOC: August 2021

Take a sneak peak at this month's Fertility & Sterility! Topics this month include disparities in the field of reproductive endocrinology, embryonic epigenetics, impact of paternal age on donor oocyte outcomes, BMI association with euploidy rate, endometrial receptivity proposensity scores, and graduate student knowledge of egg-freezing!

ASRM Today: SRS/SREI Surgical Boot Camp with Dr. John Petrozza



On this episode we are talking about the upcoming SRS/SREI Surgical Bootcamp with Dr. John Petrozza, division chief of Reproductive Medicine and IVF and director of MGH Integrated Fibroid Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, faculty at Harvard Medical School, and President for the Society of Reproductive Surgeons.

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ASRM Today: Donor Anonymity

It is reproductive rights and freedoms month and on the show today we have a discussion about donor anonymity. Joining us to talk about donor anonymity is Gina Davis, founder of advocate genetics, who is a multi-state licensed, board-certified genetic counselor who specializes in the field of reproductive medicine.

SART Fertility Experts - Financial Aspects of Infertility Treatment

“I know what treatment I want and need to do, but how can I afford it?”  This is a common question infertility patients often ask themselves on the path to parenthood.  Due to the expense of treatment, managing cost is a key factor for patients. In this episode, Dr. Brooke Rossi interviews Brad Senstra, an executive director of a large infertility program, about financial topics, such as cost of infertility treatment and IVF, insurance coverage, financing, and other options.

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?

ASRM Today: Resident Education In REI

This month we are celebrating what it is to be ASRM, and for today’s episode we are discussing resident education in REI with Dr. Molly Quinn who is in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Ronald Reagan, UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, and Dr. Kathleen Devine, Director of Research, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Shady Grove Fertility in Washington, D.C.  She is also an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University and is on the faculty for the NIH in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

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!

SART Fertility Experts - Behind the Scenes in the IVF Lab

Dr. Sanjita Jindal, Associate Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Laboratory Director at Montefiore’s Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Health helps patients understand the importance of the IVF lab when choosing an IVF program.  She also explains the rigorous training of embryologists, laboratory safety, as well as identification and cryo-storage of eggs, sperm and embryos in the lab.  From eggs to embryos, the lab’s essential role in the IVF process is explained here. 

ASRM Today: LGBTQ+ Issues in Reproductive Medicine

It's Pride Month and today we are discussing LGBTQ+ issues in reproductive medicine. Joining us today is Dr. Mark Leondires, who is Medical Director and Founder RMA of Connecticut, and Founder of Gay Parents To Be, and Dr. Molly Moravek an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and the Department of Urology at Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan.

SART Fertility Experts - Your Infertility Nurse: Partner in Your Care

Infertility nurse practitioner and health coach Monica Moore explains the essential role of the infertility nurse in the IVF process.  Topics include learning how to give injections but also the importance of a healthy lifestyle and self-care during the IVF process.  She also offers strategies for managing stress, effective communication with your care team, and managing expectations during the IVF process.

Fertility and Sterility On Air– TOC: June 2021


Take a sneak peak at this month's Fertility and Sterility! Topics include new insights in male sterilization, obesity and risk of a euploid embryo miscarriage, endometrial preparation in frozen embryo transfers, as well as a look into three new Practice Committee documents for infertility providers.

SART Fertility Experts - Genetics and IVF

Genetics is a significant part of advanced reproductive technology screening. Genetic counselors serve an essential role in the process.  In this episode, Jenna Miller, a board-certified and licensed genetic counselor, and Dr. Cristin Slater, explain what preconceptual genetic carrier screening is and discuss preconception genetic testing (PGT) of embryos. Genomic testing indications, pros & cons, implications, and results, are also reviewed.

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 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.

ASRM Today: Book Review of Designing Babies: How Technology is Changing the Ways We Create Children with author Dr. Robert L. Klitzman


This special episode of ASRM Today is a preview of a new series, the ASRM Today Book Review, a podcast that interviews the authors who dive deeper into the field of reproductive medicine. Today's episode features a discussion with Dr. Robert Klitzman about his book, Designing Babies: How Technology is Changing the Ways We Create Children.

Fertility and Sterility On Air– TOC: November 2020

Welcome to Fertility and Sterility On Air! This episode brings you an overview of the November 2020 issue, Vol. 114 No. 5. Some topics this month include the use of artificial intelligence in IVF, embryo transfer training in fellowship, and more updates on uterine transplants.

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