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ASRM COVID-19 Task Force Update #15

We remain steadfast in our guidance that to promote safety and protect health, patients and staff should get fully vaccinated, wear masks, and be tested for COVID when necessary. Widespread vaccination will, over time, reduce the need for wearing masks and social distancing. 

Alan Penzias, M.D. Joins ASRM Board of Directors

Alan Penzias, M.D. will join the ASRM board of directors effective July 1, 2021 as director-at-large. Dr. Penzias is a reproductive endocrinologist at Boston IVF, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Fellowship program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Surrogacy Updates

As Legally Speaking went to press, Colorado passed HB21-1022 and the governor signed the bill into law on May 6, 2022. The law creates the "Colorado Surrogacy Agreement Act," which will provide significant legal protections and guidance to gestational surrogacy in that state. A detailed report of that law will appear in a future Legally Speaking column.

ASRM Remembers Paul McDonough, M.D.

We are saddened to have learned of the passing of Dr. Paul McDonough on May 8, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. A past president of ASRM (1989-1990) and giant in the field of reproductive medicine, Dr. McDonough leaves a legacy of distinguished work and contributions to the advancement of science.

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

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