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ASRM COVID-19 Task Force Issues Update No. 14

In the current update, the ASRM Coronavirus/COVID-19 Task Force (the “Task Force”) continues to support both vaccination with currently available vaccines for all individuals, including women who are either pregnant or contemplating conception (see Update #11), and continued strict adherence to its earlier recommended mitigation strategies for disease prevention, including use of social distancing, and rigorous attention to hand washing, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), especially masking, and quarantines when appropriate (see Update #3). In addition, the Task Force is issuing this update to assist reproductive care specialists in counseling their patients and their communities regarding vaccination, including vaccination in pregnancy, and to provide considerations for relaxing restrictions.

ASRM Ethics Committee Chair Co-Authors Science Article - Argues to Revisit the “14-Day Limit” on Human Embryo Research

Sigal Klipstein, MD, Chair of the ASRM Ethics Committee, co-authored an article appearing in the most recent issue of Science. The article entitled, “Human embryo research beyond the primitive streak,” explores the question of whether it is time to rethink the historical prohibition, now 40 years old, of culturing human embryos for research beyond 14 days consecutive or growth, or beyond the development of the primitive streak.

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.

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