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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.

Fertility and Sterility On Air - TOC: October 2020

Welcome to Fertility and Sterility On Air! This episode brings you an overview of the October 2020 issue, Vol. 114 No. 4. This month's edition covers a wide range of interesting papers ranging from oral contraceptive effects on cumulative live birth, are OB outcomes different with ICSI, and methylation patterns in men who have varicocele - and so much more.

A Message from the Producers of SART Fertility Experts

We hope you're enjoying the first season of SART fertility experts. We hope you've learned from our experts and that your family-building journey has benefited from the information they have provided. We know that creating the family you want is not always easy.

When this season ends, we will take a short break while next season's production is complete. Rest assured we will be back with more experts, more information to help you. While we are on break, please visit https://www.sart.org/patients/fyi-videos/ and learn more about infertility and its treatment.

SART Fertility Experts - Safe Surfing: The Pros and Perils of Social Media

Dr. Kenan Omurtag, MD joins host Dr. Mark Trolice to discuss the use of social media in the field of infertility. Dr. Omurtag is Associate Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and infertility at the Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine. Today’s podcast explores the way infertility practices use social media to educate and market to patients.  Patients will also le

Fertility and Sterility On Air - TOC: September 2020

This episode of ASRM Today is a special preview of Fertility & Sterility On Air, a new podcast from Fertility and Sterility. This in depth and engaging podcast will tackle new issues of F&S with an expert panel of hosts. Please enjoy this preview episode of Fertility & Sterility On Air and look to subscribe to them now.

Read Fertility and Sterility medical journal at https://www.fertstert.org/

SART Fertility Experts - What is an REI?

Dr. William Gibbons, former President of ASRM and long-time Fellowship Director at Baylor College of Medicine discusses ‘The making of a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist’ with Dr. Daniel Grow. These experts in infertility lead IVF programs, perform reproductive surgery, and perform research to enhance the field of reproductive medicine.

SART Fertility Experts - Gestational Carriers


What’s the difference between a surrogate and a gestational carrier?  Who needs a gestational carrier and how much does it cost?  These questions and many more are discussed by Dr. James Goldfarb.  Decades ago, he was responsible for the birth of the first gestational carrier baby and continues to be a world’s expert on the topic.  In this episode, we discuss this complex topic, and reassure patients that help is always available.

ASRM Today - The New ASRM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force with Michael Thomas

"I'm not seeing a patient who is Asian. I'm not seeing a patient who is Hispanic. I'm not seeing a patient who is of African descent. And it may not necessarily hit you [that] a lot of times you aren't seeing them because of the fact that they can't get to the door - either because they can't afford your services or because there is a stigma in their community for infertility services." - Michael A. Thomas, M.D.

SART Fertility Experts - Male Fertility

Did you know that up to 40% of infertile couples suffer from male factor infertility? In this interview, Dr. Stanton Honig, an expert on male fertility and Clinical Professor of Urology at Yale University school of Medicine, shares his insights into everything you need to know about male fertility. Topics discussed include possible causes, home versus laboratory testing, available treatment options, the importance of lifestyle factors, and more.  

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