Committee Document Micro-presentations

View short summaries of ASRM committee documents, including Practice Committee Guidelines, Guidances, and Opinions, and Ethics Committee Opinions.

Micro-presentation: Compassionate Transfer: patient requests for embryo transfer for nonreproductive purposes

Run Time: 2 min 7 sec
A patient request to transfer embryos into her body in a location or at a time when pregnancy is highly unlikely to occur is deemed a request for ‘‘compassionate transfer’’ and often reflects the patient’s deeply personal, strongly held preferences and values. It is ethically permissive for physicians to honor or decline such requests if they do so in a nondiscriminatory manner. Read More

Micro-presentation: Consideration of the gestational carrier

Run Time: 2 min 47 sec
Gestational carrier arrangements are ethically justifiable if the gestational carrier is provided all material information about the benefits and risks of the arrangement, gives fully informed consent, and receives legal advice, health care, emotional support, and psychological counseling. Read More

Micro-presentation: Fertility Preservation in Patients Undergoing Gonadotoxic Therapy or Gonadectomy

Run Time: 10 min 28 sec
Over 200,000 individuals less than 49 years of age are diagnosed with cancer annually in the United States. Over the past four decades advancements in cancer therapies, particularly chemotherapeutics, have led to dramatic improvements and survival. Given the reproductive risks of cancer therapies in both children and those of reproductive age, and improved long-term survival, there has been growing interest in expanding the reproductive options for cancer patients. Read More

Micro-presentation: Fertility Treatment When The Prognosis Is Very Poor Or Futile

Run Time: 7 min 00 sec
Health care providers often find themselves faced with questions that need answers regarding poor or futile prognosis with fertility treatment. The questions include how disagreements between patients and practitioners over the utility of treatment should be managed; what are the conditions under which clinicians may refuse treatment based on predictions of remote success; and how to minimize confusion, impart bad news, and prevent clinician/patient conflict over usefulness of requested treatments. Read More

Micro-presentation: Interests, Obligations, and Rights in Gamete and Embryo Donation

Run Time: 5 min 53 sec
This short video explains the interests, obligations, and rights of all parties involved in sperm, egg, and embryo donation. This includes both males and females who choose to provide eggs, sperm, or embryos for use by others, recipients of donated gametes (eggs or sperm) and embryos, individuals born as a result of gamete or embryo donation, and the programs that provide donated gametes and embryos to patients. Read More

Micro-presentation: The Management of Obstructive Azoospermia

Run Time: 12 min 11 sec
Obstructive Azoospermia or OA is defined as the absence of sperm in the ejaculate caused by a blockage in the male reproductive tract. It accounts for approximately 40% of all cases of azoospermia and thus represents a significant barrier to reproduction for many male patients. OA may be congenital or acquired. Read More

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