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Oct 15, 2020

On today's episode, we have a special guest, Dr. Christos Coutifaris, who joins us to discuss the newest update from the ASRM COVID-19 Task Force. 

Dr. Coutifaris has been an integral part of the task force since its inception, working alongside other task force members to review and provide regular updates on how the COVID-19 pandemic affects reproductive medicine. The task force's main goal is to offer guidance and information to ensure safe care delivery while preventing further spread of the virus among patients and healthcare workers. 

In the recently released update document, Dr. Coutifaris highlights the current landscape, which unfortunately shows a concerning increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Additionally, the impending flu season adds complexity to the situation as the symptoms can overlap with COVID-19, posing challenges for healthcare providers. 

Dr. Coutifaris emphasizes the importance of adhering to the recommended safety measures, such as social distancing, hand hygiene, and mask wearing, as they continue to be essential in preventing the spread of the virus. He also notes that the task force has gained significant knowledge about the disease since the spring, enabling them to navigate day-to-day practices with minimal disruptions for the benefit of patients. 

Looking ahead, the next update is expected to delve into crucial topics such as different types of tests available, including their limitations, ongoing vaccine development, potential therapeutics, and the impact of the pandemic on mental health. Dr. Coutifaris urges readers to review the laboratory guidance section, as it plays a crucial role in reproductive endocrine practices. 

To access the latest ASRM COVID-19 Task Force update, visit 

Click here to review the latest update to the Patient Management And Clinical Recommendations During The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

To view all of ASRM's COVID-19 Resources, please visit

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