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Infertility Treatments Remained Strong With Good Outcomes In Spite Of Covid-19, According To Three Studies Presented At The ASRM 2021 Scientific Sessions

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many aspects of healthcare and caused a great deal of psychological stress among patients and temporary barriers to traditional care, leading to questions about the impact of the pandemic on fertility and assisted reproductive treatments. However, the results of three studies presented at ASRM’S 2021 Scientific Sessions show that with proper precautions, outcomes before and during the pandemic remained very similar in several aspects of infertility care – including egg retrieval and IVF cycles.

Even With Private Insurance Coverage, Black And Hispanic Women Are Less Likely To Receive Fertility Treatment

Historically, Black and Hispanic women have been less likely to receive fertility treatment compared to white women, and it was thought that lower income or a lack of insurance coverage may be the reason. However, results of a study presented at ASRM’s 2021 Scientific Congress indicate that even with private insurance coverage and women living in states that mandate coverage for fertility treatment, disparities exist.

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