The coronavirus pandemic has changed life in unimaginable ways—and coronavirus may raise a significant amount of concern for people going through fertility treatments.Treatments are regimented and the process itself can be daunting. Adding a pandemic to the mix is incredibly challenging.

As we learn about the nuances of the virus, various medical organizations are updating policies and guidelines as they apply to different groups of people. This includes people going through fertility treatments.

First, a quick note: I know this is incredibly stressful for you. Be very gentle with yourself as you go through this process. Ask your provider for specific recommendations for your individual circumstances. And never hesitate to reach out to a professional for virtual emotional support if you need it.

Here are answers to some of the top questions about fertility treatments during the coronavirus pandemic.

What are the guidelines for fertility treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic?

On March 17, 2020, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) issued recommendations specifically for patients undergoing fertility treatments in the face of the current coronavirus pandemic. These recommendations are considered “best practice” recommendations and are not requirements that are to be enforced in any way. The requirements were made with a time frame of two weeks, at which time they will be reevaluated.

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