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Access to Care Special Interest Group (ATCSIG)


ATCSIG’s Mission Statement:


The Access To Care Special Interest Group's purpose is to foster the growth of knowledge among the ASRM membership and the medical community regarding the unmet needs that exist today in access to reproductive care; highlight the disparities, barriers and impact; provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information; stimulate a networking of individuals among ASRM members with special interest in access to care; promote the advancement of policy initiatives, research and advocacy related to the goal of achieving universal access to reproductive care, in the United States and globally.

 

2023-2024 Access to Care Special Interest Group Leadership:

Chair: Dr. Tia Jackson-Bey

Chair Elect: Dr. Amanda Adeleye

Vice Chair: Dr. Lusine Aghajanova

Immediate Past Chair: Dr. Torie Plowden

Past Chair: Dr. Sheryl Vanderpoel



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Benefits of Membership

Reach your potential as a reproductive health professional and join the community advancing reproductive medicine with your ASRM membership.

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ASRM Membership Dues

All memberships come with online access to Fertility and Sterility, F&S Science, F&S Reviews, F&S Reports, and the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics.

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Discounted Membership

Individuals joining or renewing membership in ASRM that reside in low or low-middle income countries (as defined by the World Bank) now receive a discount on ASRM membership!

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Welcome New ASRM Members!

It is with great pleasure that the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) acknowledges and thanks the following people for their new membership in the Society.

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ASRM Affiliated Societies

ASRM Affiiliated Societies are made up of professionals who have special training and expertise in specific areas of reproductive medicine.

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ASRM Professional Groups

ASRM Professional Groups allow members to network and collaborate with other professionals who have an interest in the field of reproductive medicine.

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ASRM Special Interest Groups

ASRM Special Interest Groups provide programming and leadership to physicians and health professionals who have a special interest in a particular area of reproductive medicine.

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ASRM Members can find contact information for other members by visiting ASRM Connect, the new community hub for ASRM membership.

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Advocacy in Action

Join the ASRM Advocacy in Action 2024 campaign by making a tax-deductible charitable gift before July 31!  Be part of Advocacy in Action
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Advocacy in Action: May 2024

A summary of federal and state legislation, and highlighting advocacy and outreach efforts of our members. Read about Advocacy in Action
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Advocacy in Action: April 2024

A summary of federal and state legislation, and highlighting advocacy and outreach efforts of our members. Read about Advocacy in Action
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Survey shows strong support for increased access to fertility treatments

A new public opinion poll reveals strong support for improved access to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). 

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Leave Your Mark! NIAW April 21-27

National Infertility Awareness Week Action Round-Up Click here to leave your mark during NIAW2024
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National Infertility Awareness Week 2024: Leave Your Mark

Next week is National Infertility Awareness Week, a federally recognized health observance founded to increase awareness of infertility.

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ASRM Today: ASRM Policy Matters: Post-Alabama IVF decision advocacy roundup with Jessie Losch

Jessie Losch, ASRM Government Affairs Manager, updates ASRM Today on the advocacy efforts underway post the Alabama Supreme Court decision. Listen to the Episode
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ASRM provides testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee on threats facing IVF

ASRM shared with the Senate Judiciary Committee the dangers to reproductive medicine nearly two years after the Dobbs decision.

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A Message from the Office of Public Affairs

ASRM is already pushing for legislation in Congress and the states to protect IVF. It requires resources to analyze and advocate for or against these bills. Help ASRM Protect IVF
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ASRM reacts to Alabama legislation

We are pleased that the legislation passed into law by the Alabama General Assembly will at least allow our members in the state to care for their patients.

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IVF at the SOTU: Fertility care expected to be major focus at State of the Union

Protecting access to IVF care is expected to be a major theme of the State of the Union on Thursday.

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ASRM Files Request for Rehearing with Alabama Supreme Court

On Friday, March 1, the appellees in this case filed a request for rehearing with the Alabama Supreme Court. Read about the Amicus Brief
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Update on ASRM's Efforts to Protect IVF

As the situation in Alabama following LePage v Mobile Infirmary, Inc. continues to quickly evolve, we want to ensure you stay apprised of ASRM’s efforts. Read about Advocacy in Action
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Ethical considerations for telemedical delivery of fertility care: an Ethics Committee opinion (2024)

Telemedicine has the potential to increase access to and decrease the cost of care. View the Committee Opinion
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ASRM Responds to Proposed Alabama Legislation

We are proud of our Alabama members and their patients, who have been such incredible advocates working to motivate their legislators to protect IVF.

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Senate Budget Hearing is Well Timed Following Alabama IVF Ruling

ASRM statement regarding the Senate Budget Committee’s hearing entitled: No Rights to Speak of: The Economic Harms of Restricting Reproductive Freedom.

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ASRM Responds to Senate’s Failure to Pass Access to Family Building Act

We are disappointed by the Senate’s failure to meet the moment and pass federal legislation protecting access to in vitro fertilization (IVF).

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Alabama Supreme Court Rules Frozen Embryos are “Unborn Children” and admonishes IVF’s “Wild West” treatment

Legally Speaking™ on presenting facts and reflecting on the impact and potential implications of  legal developments in ART. View the Column
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REBROADCAST - ASRM Today: The Inclusive Family History Project with Serena Chen and Lori Metz

In this episode from ASRM 2023 in New Orleans, Dr. Serena Chen and Lori Metz fill us in on the Inclusive Family History Project. Listen to the Episode
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ASRM's CPL Announces Selections for the 2024 Cohort of the PRIMED Scholars Advocacy Program

We were inundated with interest in this program from across ASRM’s membership and are excited to welcome the members of this year’s cohort. Read the press release
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Fertility and Sterility On Air - TOC: January 2024

Topics include the association between thick endometrium with pregnancy hypertensive disorders. state insurance mandates and racial inequities in ART. Listen to the Episode
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ASRM applauds introduction of Access to Family Building Act of 2024

ASRM is thrilled by the introduction of the Access to Family Building Act 

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June 2023 ASRM Policy Briefing

Find out what the Office of Public Affairs has been doing to influence access to care and reproductive medicine legislation. View the video
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Cross-border reproductive care: an Ethics Committee opinion (2022)

Cross-border reproductive care is a growing worldwide phenomenon, raising questions about why assisted reproductive technology patients travel for care. View the Ethics Committee Document
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Reproductive and infertility care in times of public health crises: an Ethics Committee opinion (2022)

Public health crises often require a framework shift in which patient autonomy is balanced with the need to safeguard the health of the community.  View the Committee opinion
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Disparities in access to effective treatment for infertility in the United States: an Ethics Committee opinion (2021)

In the United States, economic, racial, ethnic, geographic, and other disparities prevent access to fertility treatment and affect treatment outcomes. View the Committee Opinion
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Access to fertility treatment irrespective of marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity: an Ethics Committee opinion (2021)

Individuals and couples should have access to fertility services irrespective of marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. View the Committee Opinion
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What support for IVF looks like

Bipartisan support for IVF, that is responsible for the birth of over 2% of all babies born in the USA each year, will ensure that families continue to grow. View the advocacy resource
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It takes more than one

Why IVF patients often need multiple embryos to have a baby View the advocacy resource
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Oversight of IVF in the US

In the US, medical care is regulated by a complex and comprehensive network of federal and state regulations and professional oversight. View the advocacy resource
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Leadership in Access to Care Course

ASRM Academy introduces the Leadership in Access to Care Course – your opportunity to learn how to address the gaps in reproductive and infertility care. Learn more about the Leadership in Access to Care Course
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Access to Care Special Interest Group (ATCSIG)

The Access To Care Special Interest Group's purpose is to foster the growth of knowledge among the ASRM membership and the medical community regarding the unmet needs that exist today in access to reproductive care Learn more about the Special Interest Group
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Advocacy Resources

ASRM has prepared resources to help explain and advocate for reproductive rights and the continuation of in vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments. View the advocacy resources
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Patient Advocacy Grant

The ASRM Patient Advocacy Grants Program awards funds to patient advocacy organizations to support advocacy efforts and educational programs for patients. View more information about the patient advocacy grant