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This is Infertility is a bi-weekly podcast where we fuse narrative storytelling with experience and science to give you a new perspective on what it’s really like to go through a family building journey. Each episode dives into the emotional, physical, and financial burdens carried by those who experience infertility on their path to parenthood. Be it IVF, IUI, egg freezing, surrogacy, adoption, etc., the path is never the same and it can be long, painful, and lonely. It’s our mission to giv ...
 
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It is Medical Genetics Awareness Week and today we are talking about translocation flagging from PGT-A results. Joining us to discuss this is Dr. Alyssa Snider who is VP of Clinical Genetic Services at Igenomix, and holds both a PhD in genetics and a Master's degree with certification as a genetic counselor. More information on this topic is at www…
 
It's National Public Health Week, and today on the show to contribute to the international conversation we are talking about Vaccines and ART with our guest Dr. Jennifer Kawwass. More info on this topic is at www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by emailing asrm@asrm.org ASRM Today Series Podcasts are supported in part by the ASRM Corpora…
 
The cost of healthcare can be exorbitant, especially for fertility treatments. There are some incredible grants, funds, and forward-thinking employers that provide support for fertility and family building care, but more and more states are starting to mandate that coverage be offered. While this idea might seem expensive at first glance, providing…
 
On this episode we take a deep dive into the process of creating ASRM publications. Access documents at www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by emailing asrm@asrm.org ASRM Today Series Podcasts are supported in part by the ASRM Member Council.By ASRM, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Jeffrey Hayes, Alan Penzias, Suleena Kalra, Zachary Knight
 
On ASRM Today we get the latest on the most recent ASRM COVID-19 Task Force Update #14 from task force member Dr. Alan Penzias. To review the latest update visit https://www.asrm.org/globalassets/asrm/asrm-content/news-and-publications/covid-19/covidtaskforceupdate14.pdf For the CDC Update visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fu…
 
Motherhood has no set definition in this day and age because the modern family has evolved. It’s much more open-ended than the singular idea of having to carry your baby after conceiving through intercourse “naturally.” There are several different options and ways in which children can come into your life. Once we accept this fact and shift the foc…
 
It is National Endometriosis Awareness Month, and in this episode we talk to ASRM President Dr. Hugh Taylor about Endometriosis in reproductive health. Read Dr. Taylor's recent work on Endometriosis at: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00389-5/fulltext Tell us your thoughts on the show by emailing asrm@asrm.org ASR…
 
This February, Progyny hosted the webinar, “Infertility in the Black Community: Understanding Your Health Conditions and Finding the Right Doctor,” to honor Black History Month and shed some light on the racial disparities in healthcare. This is an expansion on the July webinar, “Fertility and Maternal Health in the Black Community.” Progyny’s mode…
 
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Carol Lange about all things Endocrinology including the upcoming virtual meeting on March 20-23, 2021. For more info on the Endocrine Society visit https://www.endocrine.org/ For info on the virtual ENDO meeting, March 20-23, 2021 visit https://www.endocrine.org/meetings-and-events/endo2021 For more about Endocinolo…
 
Support is going to be a prevalent theme in today’s episode. Why? Because it’s the support of our family, friends, employers, and physicians that help us get through tough times, especially when it comes to infertility. Amanda Lesesne is a veteran guest here on This Is Infertility. This will be her third time joining us, and (spoiler!) today, she c…
 
On this episode we talk with Dr. Mark Trolice about the power of family, positivity, and Dr. Trolice's own journey with infertility that helped him in writing this book. For more information on this topic please go to https://www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts by emailing us at asrm@asrm.org ASRM Today Podcasts are supported in part by ASRM Corpora…
 
The Fertility 101 Series, because there’s no shortage of daunting terms to keep your mind running, is a quick and dirty breakdown on a specific topic with insights from a fertility expert. In this episode, you’ll learn about endometriosis, a condition in which a woman’s endometrial tissue grows inside of her abdomen. Each woman is different, but it…
 
On ASRM Today we get the latest on the most recent ASRM COVID-19 Task Force Update #13 from task force member Dr. Eve Feinberg. To review the latest update go to http://www.asrm.org/globalassets/asrm/asrm-content/news-and-publications/covid-19/covidtaskforceupdate13.pdf To view all of ASRM's resources on COVID-19, please visit https://www.asrm.org/…
 
As most people with infertility know through experience, treatments can be very expensive. One round of IVF alone can cost thousands of dollars, and it’s usually the last step after trying multiple other pathways like IUI or timed intercourse beforehand, which can drain your resources. Fortunately, there are some options for funding. More employers…
 
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Gloria Richard-Davis about her journey and career, and the current state and future of diversity, equity, and inclusion in reproductive medicine. For more information on this topic please go to https://www.asrm.org/about-us/initiatives/diversity-task-force/ ASRM Today Series Podcasts are supported in part by the ASRM…
 
Today’s bonus episode comes from a recent Progny webinar, “Building a Family in 2021.” It’s the start of the new year, which might mean access to new benefits and new opportunities to start or continue building the family of their dreams. Moderated by Progyny’s Selena Campbell and experts Dr. Susanna Park, a reproductive endocrinologist at San Dieg…
 
In this episode, we talk to the chair of the ASRM Ethics Committee, Dr. Sigal Klipstein, about the history of the Ethics Committee and how documents are produced for publication. To access the Ethics Committee Document online go to https://www.asrm.org/news-and-publications/ethics-committee-documents/ For more information on this topic please go to…
 
This sermon is from Sunday Feb 7, 2021. Brought to us by Pastor Lynn Shaw. Scripture Ref.: Mark 16:9-15. Closing Song: Hymn # 779 - We Are Called to Be God's People; CCLI Song # 137367; Franz Joseph Haydn, Thomas A. Jackson; © Words: 1975 Broadman Press; Music: Public DomainBy New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene
 
It’s Black History Month, and while we should always be thinking about the current climate of racial inequality, February reminds us of how far we have come and how very far we still need to go. One especially urgent matter that you’ll hear about today is implicit bias towards Black women in healthcare. Right now, a Black woman with cancer is 40% m…
 
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. For more information on this topic please go to https://www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by emailing us at asrm@asrm.org The ASRM Today podcast is s…
 
We’re launching a new series called, Fertility 101, because there’s no shortage of daunting terms to keep your mind running. In this series, we’ll do a quick and dirty breakdown on a specific topic with insights from a fertility expert. The first episode covers Uterine Fibroids, a condition that is way more common than you might think. In fact, abo…
 
In this episode, we have Dr. Jennifer Mersereau and Dr. Suleena Kaira on the show to discuss the update document on Oocyte Cryopreservation. For more information on this topic go to https://www.asrm.org The ASRM Today podcast is supported in part by the ASRM Corporate Member Council.By ASRM, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Jeffrey Hayes, Jennifer Mersereau, Suleena Kalra
 
“You don’t need a child to live.” That is a direct quote from an insurance representative when asked why fertility treatments weren’t included in the caller’s healthcare coverage. Infertility isn’t a choice; it’s a disease. Yet, when couples and individuals seek help, they’re told by their insurers to deal with it on their own. As it stands, there …
 
On ASRM Today we get the latest on the most recent ASRM COVID-19 Task Force Update #12 from task force member Dr. Jodie Dionne-Odom. Review the latest update at https://www.asrm.org/globalassets/asrm/asrm-content/news-and-publications/covid-19/covidtaskforceupdate12.pdf And view all of ASRM's COVID Resources at https://www.asrm.org/covid-19 The ASR…
 
In this episode, we present part two of our coverage of the ASRM Practice Committee and the American Urological Association (AUA) new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of male infertility. For more information on this topic please go to https://www.asrm.org/news-and-publications/news-and-research/announcements/asrm-practice-committee-publi…
 
We talk a lot about the statistic that 1 in 8 struggle with infertility, but the thing is, that number represents the general public and not specific demographics within it. Take physicians, for instance. The people on the front lines, helping others with infertility, COVID, and any other medical issue. Their infertility stat? 1 in 4. As elucidated…
 
In this episode, we present part one of our coverage of the ASRM Practice Committee and the American Urological Association (AUA) new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of male infertility. For more information on this topic please view the document press release at ASRM.org The ASRM Today podcast is supported in part by the ASRM Corporate …
 
As we close season 3 of This is Infertility, we are reflecting on a turbulent year marked by extreme loss with the COVID-19 pandemic, a recession, a controversial election, wildfires, and so much more that has tested our resiliency. Whether you're trying to start a family or not, we've all fought through some type of challenge during 2020. So, we'v…
 
In this episode of ASRM Today, Dr. Jennifer Kawwass discusses the ASRM Coronavirus-COVID-19 Task Force's Update No. 11 - Vaccination to its recommendations for clinical management and patient care during the pandemic. Jennifer Kawwass, MD, is Associate Professor, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Emor…
 
In this episode we have a discussion with Dr. Diana Bianchi about work at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. For more information on this topic please go to our website www.asrm.org The ASRM Today podcast is supported in part by the ASRM Corporate Member Council.…
 
In this episode we have a discussion with Dr. Anne Steiner about testing and interpreting measures of ovarian reserve. To view this and all ASRM's Practice Committee documents, visit ASRM.org If you'd like to know more about the types of practice documents and the methodology of their creation, visit this page on ASRM.org The ASRM Today podcast is …
 
Dealing with infertility comes with an abundance of raw and painful emotions. It’s ok to cry after an especially difficult appointment and it’s not uncommon to feel discouraged. While infertility itself isn’t funny, one way that we take control of stress and sadness is through humor. Karen Jeffries is the founder of Hilariously Infertile. This incl…
 
In this episode we have a discussion with Dr. Julie Lamb about fertility preservation at the time of fertility treatment. Julie Lamb, MD., is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at Pacific NW Fertility in Seattle and serves as clinical faculty at the University of Washington. Dr. Lamb completed medical school a…
 
On ASRM Today we have a fun discussion with some ASRM staff about the 2020 Virtual Congress. There is still time to register for the congress through November 30th 2020. Content will be available for viewing until December 31, 2020. For registration: https://asrmcongress.org For assistance logging in, contact the ASRM Registration Help Line: (571) …
 
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