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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

Statement from the ASRM COVID-19 Task Force

For over a year, we have been working to evaluate the latest science around COVID-19 and reproductive health.

As scientists and medical experts conduct and analyze the research, we have refined our recommendations accordingly. As in all our work, we endeavor to help professionals and patients understand the best information available.

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.

ASRM Applauds Administration Decision to Continue Fetal Tissue Research

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) applauds the decision from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)to continue to allow federally funded researchers to work with tissues and cell lines originally derived from fetal tissue. As we have seen with the development of the COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, the impact of these materials as research tools is broad, and essential.

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!

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