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Reproductive Medical Societies Release Joint Statement on COVID-19

The three major professional societies leading infertility and reproductive medicine today issued aon providing infertility care during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Working together, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) developed the guidance document entitled COVID-19 and Human Reproduction.

ASRM Asks State Department for an International Travel Exemption for Newborns Born via Gestational Carriers During COVID-19 Pandemic

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) the global leader in multidisciplinary reproductive medicine research, ethical practice, and education, today sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting limited but critical exceptions to sweeping travel restrictions that have directly impacted families whose dreams of parenthood hinge on the ability to travel and connect with their surrogates. Currently, nine out of 10 people are living in countries that have closed their borders due to COVID-19.  

Advocates From 50 States to Participate in First Virtual Federal Advocacy Day

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and ASRM (the American Society for Reproductive Medicine) are partnering to host their annual Federal Advocacy Day as a virtual event on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. More than 400 advocates from all 50 states will meet virtually with members of Congress and their staff to discuss the physical, emotional, and financial impact of infertility and reproductive care.

ASRM Joins Amicus Briefs Opposing Abortion Restrictions in Several States

In recent weeks, a number of states have introduced measures (such as Executive Orders) to restrict access to abortion care and have justified said actions on the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. ASRM has joined fellow national leaders and experts in the medical community – including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Medical Association (AMA) – in opposing such restrictions by joining several amicus briefs.

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.

Reproductive Medical Society provides free on-line education to members during COVID-19 Pandemic

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announced that to date, it has provided more than $500,000 worth of free education to its members via its airLEARNINGtm program.  ASRM has made its certification courses available free of charge to all members during the global COVID-19 shut down.  The Society offers certificate courses in andrology, embryology, nursing and mental health. 

ASRM Joins Amicus Brief to Oppose Texas Restrictions on Abortion

On April 3rd, ASRM joined a coalition of several national medical groups, led by ACOG, on an amicus brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit opposing an order from Texas Governor Greg Abbott demanding that abortion procedures be delayed or cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemicThe Attorney General’s decision, currently being considered on an emergency basis by the Supreme Court, would impose criminal and other penalties on medical professionals for providing such care.  

ASRM Joins CMSS in Calling for Safer Working Conditions for Healthcare Workers on the Frontlines of COVID-19 Patient Care

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has put its support behind a statement, released by the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) representing more than 800,000 physicians across 45 specialties, strongly urging action to ensure safer working conditions for physicians, other clinicians, and all healthcare workers on the frontline of direct patient care in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

State Policy Updates

ASRM would like to share some good news for New Yorkers in the midst of such an unprecedented, challenging time. Today, the New York State Legislature will pass the 2020 state budget which will include the Child-Parent Security Act (CPSA). As many of you know, the effort to overturn NY’s ban on gestational carrier contracts has been in the works for quite some time. 

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