European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology created working group to monitor scientific reports relevant to reproductive medicine in the context of Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.
”As a precautionary measure – and in line with the position of other scientific societies in reproductive medicine – we advise that all fertility patients considering or planning treatment, even if they do not meet the diagnostic criteria for Covid-19 infection, should avoid becoming pregnant at this time. For those patients already having treatment, we suggest considering deferred pregnancy with oocyte or embryo freezing for later embryo transfer. ”
You can read the ESHRE statement and recommendations for the clinics and the patients ? here .
The group will continue to monitor the scientific literature, especially in relation to ART and pregnancy. And reaffirms the view that all medical professionals have a duty to avoid additional stress to a healthcare system that in many locations is already overloaded.