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ASRM Recognizes National Infertility Awareness Week

Even during this national health crisis, ASRM is committed to highlighting National Infertility Awareness Week (April 19-25) and honoring those with infertility who are struggling to build a family. NIAW became a federally recognized health observance by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2010.

FAQs for Patients Related to COVID-19

We understand that it can be devastating for those who have been trying to build their families to now have to delay treatment due to COVID-19. The goal of this communication is to help give patients a clearer understanding of the ASRM COVID-19 Task Force recommendations, and to help answer questions they may have.

Update #1 Released to the ASRM Patient Management and Clinical Recommendations During The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The ASRM Task Force continues to emphasize that infertility is a disease, and infertility care is not elective. The treatment of infertility, as well as the treatment of many other critical diseases, including cancer treatment, other gynecologic surgery, and organ transplantation, are being postponed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of the words “elective surgery” generally refers to surgery that can be delayed for a period of time without undue risk to the patient.

Fertility Fraud: An Update

News about “fertility fraud” legislation and lawsuits is appearing with increasing frequency in national and international headlines. Currently, California, Indiana, and Texas have bills criminalizing fertility fraud.

Focus on Genetic Testing

Litigation involving mistakes in genetic testing outcomes or reports are not new, but the exponential increase in genetic testing in assisted reproductive technologies, including carrier screening, PGT, using mosaic embryos and the potential for gene-editing, has fueled new genetic-based lawsuits and variables.

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