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SART To Release Podcast Series For People Trying To Build A Family

SART, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, is pleased to announce the release of its new SART Fertility Experts podcast series. For those with questions about fertility and infertility, each 25-minute episode offers the insights of a variety of accomplished fertility specialists regarding a range of topics related to fertility testing, treatment, and the challenges of building a family.

Statement On Racism In America

Like many of you, we have watched with a mixture of shock and sadness the coverage of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement personnel, and the protests that have followed. While we do not condone violence, we empathize with the anger and frustration being expressed by many in the face of the racism persistent in our nation today. Racism and bigotry that has been poisoning our country for far too long.

ASRM Congress Website Scam Alert

For your privacy and protection, ASRM wants you to be aware that fake websites pretending to be ASRM’s Congress registration website have surfaced this year. These website operators are attempting to get your personal information and money for registration and housing.

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.

COVID-19: Questions Your Patients May Have

If you don’t have COVID-19, there is no medical reason to change your plans regarding trying to conceive. However, there may be logistical, psychological, and emotional reasons to modify your plans. For example, there may be less access to routine prenatal care. Out of an abundance of caution, you may consider postponing pregnancy. This is a very personal decision, and you should speak with your doctor for specific recommendations.

A Message from ASRM President, Dr. Catherine Racowsky

The ongoing devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is almost unthinkable. The impact on individual health, lives, and livelihoods is both humbling and terrifying. We are all affected, each of us in different ways. Many of us will be helping loved ones and family members recover from COVID-19 and the resulting infections. Many others are battling the viral infection itself. Yet others are suffering the anxiety and stress of being in lockdown as the pandemic spreads in our midst. All of us are, and will be, suffering from the economic side effects of this pandemic.

Tips on Communicating with Your Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

ASRM recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic is a global threat that will have devastating effects on patients' family building plans. The threat of the virus, loss, and the uncertainty of future family building planning are compounded by the additional challenges of social isolation and the contagion of anxiety, fear, and panic.

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