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IHR Welcomes new Physician Dr. Seth Levrant
Dr. Tur-Kaspa, Dr. Cohen, and IHR staff are happy to announce that Dr. Seth Levrant, a well-known and respected specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), will join IHR as of 1/1/2022.
Sign up for our 2021 Holidays Free IVF Lottery
Every year, the Institute for Human Reproduction (IHR) donates a free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment to a qualified patient in need. The winner will be selected anonymously through a voluntary lottery, announced on New Year’s Eve.
UPDATE: Where can I get a COVID-19 PCR test in Chicago?
A list of recommended places offering PCR COVID-19 testing in Chicago.
Dr. Tur-Kaspa moderates international webinar on COVID-19 and Fertility
Dr. Tur-Kaspa co-moderated and lectured at an international online symposium on COVID-19 and fertility organized by The International IVF Initiative, a non-profit global educational project for the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) community.
COVID-19 and Fertility: IHR Doctors Publish an important Systematic Review
Does COVID-19 affect fertility? Is COVID-19 a sexually transmitted disease? IHR doctors, Drs Tur-Kaspa and Cohen, and their interns have published a timely and important review synthesizing global data on these topics in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Fertility & Sterility Reviews. Their conclusion: “COVID-19 may affect male fertility but is not sexually transmitted”.
Medical Experts Continue to Assert that COVID Vaccines Do Not Impact Fertility
IHR Physicians, Drs. Ilan Tur-Kaspa and David Cohen, join ASRM, ACOG, and SMFM in their joint statement asserting that COVID vaccines do not impact fertility.
COVID-19 Vaccine Fertility and Pregnancy
Patients who are undergoing fertility treatment are strongly encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine based on their eligibility criteria. This includes men and women who are interested in having children, as well as women who are pregnant or lactating. We break down the latest updates from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, among others.
Updated COVID Measures - November 17
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has updated their COVID guidelines for fertility clinics and patients, following a November 10 update from the Center of Disease Control (CDC). We highlight some of the most important points below, and share a link to the complete list.
IHR launches new YouTube series on Fertility
What is ERA? Can you exercise while undergoing IVF? And how does endometriosis affect pregnancy? These are just some of the questions the fertility experts at IHR set out to answer in our new YouTube video series. Plus heartfelt stories from real people about their fertility journey at IHR. Subscribe to get the latest videos as they appear.
2020 Annual Thanksgiving Free IVF Lottery
IHR’s annual Thanksgiving Free-IVF Giveaway is happening, and we are happy to invite you to sign up!
LISTEN: Dr. Tur-Kaspa on PCOS: This is Infertility Podcast
September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. Listen to Dr. Tur-Kaspa’s interview on the podcast _This is Infertility_, a bi-weekly podcast that fuses narrative storytelling with experience and science to give listeners a new perspective on what it’s really like to go through a family building journey.
As the Covid-19 pandemic has made some major changes in how we do medicine, IHR continues to strive to make your experience with us as great as possible. In doing so, TeleMedicine has provided an opportunity to have that face-to-face connection virtually. This blog post offers some general tips and troubleshooting techniques if you run into any issues during your video consultation.
IHR Participates in Nation-wide Study on Pregnancy and COVID-19
In order to help promote the care and safety of our pregnant patients and their babies during the COVID-19 pandemic, IHR has partnered up with other clinics across the U.S. in the ASPIRE Study. So far 79 clinics/networks strong across 27 states, and 275 patients have already enrolled.