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Sep 10, 2020

Today we have a special guest, Dr. Jennifer Kawwass, a member of the ASRM COVID-19 Task Force.  

Dr. Kawwass provides insights into the goals of the Task Force, which include evaluating the current landscape, answering fertility-related questions, and providing concrete suggestions for patient care and safety. With a commitment to evidence-based recommendations, the Task Force aims to support fertility providers and patients with reliable information. 

Dr. Kawwass shares statistics on cases and deaths in the United States, highlighting the disproportionate impact on certain racial and ethnic communities. While some areas show a decrease in cases, others are experiencing an increase, emphasizing the dynamic nature of the pandemic. 

Join us as we delve into the challenges of navigating COVID-19 misinformation. Dr. Kawwass sheds light on the difficulties of distinguishing between science-backed information and anecdotal claims in this ever-evolving situation. She also directs listeners to valuable resources, including the ASRM website and the CDC, for reliable information. 

Dr. Kawwass discusses the COVID-19 Task Force’s endorsement of measured delivery of fertility care, emphasizing strict adherence to preventive measures. The update also highlights the need for providers to plan for potential resurgence and encourages collaboration among local providers to ensure continued essential services. 

Remember to visit for the latest updates from the ASRM COVID-19 Task Force and access other helpful resources 

To read the ASRM Patient Management and Clinical Recommendations During The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic statement as well as the current update, visit

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

The ASRM Today podcast is supported in part by the ASRM Corporate Member Council.