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Fertility and Sterility On Air– TOC: April 2021


Take a sneak peak at this month's Fertility & Sterility! Topics this month include the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on reproductive health, simulation in REI training, and a look at a few of the articles in our sister journal Fertility & Sterility: Reports!

SART Fertility Experts - Season Two Teaser


Welcome to the second season of SART Fertility Experts. This series will feature a variety of dedicated professionals who make IVF and infertility treatment possible, provide invaluable counseling and education to our patients, and advocate to make treatment accessible to all. Check back in two weeks for the first episode.

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.

ASRM Today: Book Review of Designing Babies: How Technology is Changing the Ways We Create Children with author Dr. Robert L. Klitzman


This special episode of ASRM Today is a preview of a new series, the ASRM Today Book Review, a podcast that interviews the authors who dive deeper into the field of reproductive medicine. Today's episode features a discussion with Dr. Robert Klitzman about his book, Designing Babies: How Technology is Changing the Ways We Create Children.

Fertility and Sterility On Air– TOC: November 2020

Welcome to Fertility and Sterility On Air! This episode brings you an overview of the November 2020 issue, Vol. 114 No. 5. Some topics this month include the use of artificial intelligence in IVF, embryo transfer training in fellowship, and more updates on uterine transplants.

Fertility and Sterility On Air - TOC: October 2020

Welcome to Fertility and Sterility On Air! This episode brings you an overview of the October 2020 issue, Vol. 114 No. 4. This month's edition covers a wide range of interesting papers ranging from oral contraceptive effects on cumulative live birth, are OB outcomes different with ICSI, and methylation patterns in men who have varicocele - and so much more.

A Message from the Producers of SART Fertility Experts

We hope you're enjoying the first season of SART fertility experts. We hope you've learned from our experts and that your family-building journey has benefited from the information they have provided. We know that creating the family you want is not always easy.

When this season ends, we will take a short break while next season's production is complete. Rest assured we will be back with more experts, more information to help you. While we are on break, please visit https://www.sart.org/patients/fyi-videos/ and learn more about infertility and its treatment.

SART Fertility Experts - Safe Surfing: The Pros and Perils of Social Media

Dr. Kenan Omurtag, MD joins host Dr. Mark Trolice to discuss the use of social media in the field of infertility. Dr. Omurtag is Associate Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and infertility at the Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine. Today’s podcast explores the way infertility practices use social media to educate and market to patients.  Patients will also le

Fertility and Sterility On Air - TOC: September 2020

This episode of ASRM Today is a special preview of Fertility & Sterility On Air, a new podcast from Fertility and Sterility. This in depth and engaging podcast will tackle new issues of F&S with an expert panel of hosts. Please enjoy this preview episode of Fertility & Sterility On Air and look to subscribe to them now.

Read Fertility and Sterility medical journal at https://www.fertstert.org/

SART Fertility Experts - What is an REI?

Dr. William Gibbons, former President of ASRM and long-time Fellowship Director at Baylor College of Medicine discusses ‘The making of a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist’ with Dr. Daniel Grow. These experts in infertility lead IVF programs, perform reproductive surgery, and perform research to enhance the field of reproductive medicine.

SART Fertility Experts - Gestational Carriers


What’s the difference between a surrogate and a gestational carrier?  Who needs a gestational carrier and how much does it cost?  These questions and many more are discussed by Dr. James Goldfarb.  Decades ago, he was responsible for the birth of the first gestational carrier baby and continues to be a world’s expert on the topic.  In this episode, we discuss this complex topic, and reassure patients that help is always available.

ASRM Today - The New ASRM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force with Michael Thomas

"I'm not seeing a patient who is Asian. I'm not seeing a patient who is Hispanic. I'm not seeing a patient who is of African descent. And it may not necessarily hit you [that] a lot of times you aren't seeing them because of the fact that they can't get to the door - either because they can't afford your services or because there is a stigma in their community for infertility services." - Michael A. Thomas, M.D.

SART Fertility Experts - Male Fertility

Did you know that up to 40% of infertile couples suffer from male factor infertility? In this interview, Dr. Stanton Honig, an expert on male fertility and Clinical Professor of Urology at Yale University school of Medicine, shares his insights into everything you need to know about male fertility. Topics discussed include possible causes, home versus laboratory testing, available treatment options, the importance of lifestyle factors, and more.  

SART Fertility Experts - Tubal Surgery in the IVF Era

In this episode of SART Fertility Experts, Dr. Brad Hurst joins host, Dr. Mark Trolice, to review the indications for tubal surgery, including current reasons for and likelihood of success with tubal surgery, as well as when patients might be better suited for the treatment option of in vitro fertilization (IVF).

ASRM Today - COVID-19 Stories from the front lines: Nicolas Plachta

In this episode, Dr. Nicolas Plachta a recounts his personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Plachta is an associate professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology in the Smilow Center for Translational Research in the Perelmen School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

SART Fertility Experts - What is IVF?



In this episode, we discuss the ins-and-outs of in vitro fertilization (IVF).  Dr. Elizabeth Ginsburg, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School, discusses why patients may need IVF and the IVF process.  She also mentions lifestyle intervention and issues regarding cost.  For those considering IVF, or just want to have a better understanding of the process, this is a great place to start.

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