Fertility treatment as an essential medical service

Essential Medical Services

On Saturday, April 9th the Governor of NY State, Andrew Cuomo, in his executive order characterized fertility treatment as an essential medical service. Of course, this relates to NY State residents and the practices in that state. Also, it is contrary to what the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommends. The leadership of our professional society and its members deliberate currently this sensitive issue, given the progression of the pandemic and the medical information accrued for its effect on women, the pregnancy and the fetus. We are actively participating in this process and we will keep you abreast of any decisions made.