Fertility treatment and assisted reproduction


  • Why false claims about Covid-19 vaccines and infertility are so powerful – news article

https://www.vox.com/22639366/covid-19-vaccine-fertility-pregnancy-myths Aug 30

  • COVID-19 vaccine and infertility google searches increase dramatically – BiONews

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_157910 July 19

  • IVF patients not negatively affected by COVID-19 mRNA vaccination – BioNews

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_157435 June 28

  • What Women Need to Know About the Covid Vaccine – news article

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/14/well/live/women-covid-19-vaccine.html April 14

  • IVF clinics ‘exploiting women’ who feel pandemic robbed them of the chance of children – news article

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/04/05/ivf-clinics-exploiting-women-raising-prices-pandemic/ April 5

  • The Future of Fertility – podcast


  • I feel angry and hopeless’: Women have had their hopes of parenthood dashed by IVF delays in the pandemic – news article

https://inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/women-hopes-parenthood-dashed-ivf-delays-pandemic-916293 March 16

  • Cramping, shots and hope: What it was like to freeze my eggs at age 35 during a global pandemic – news article

https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/wellness/story/cramping-shots-hope-freeze-eggs-age-35-global-76475589 March 17


Fertility care in the era of COVID-19 – research

https://centreforreproductionresearch962893217.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/d7379-adipolicybriefingpaper-fertilitycareintheeraofcovid-19.pdf  November

  • Lessons from Lockdown: How to Improve Support for Fertility Patients – BioNews

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_153135 , Nov 9

  • Fertility treatment and COVID-19: lessons from, and for, lockdown – commentary

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_152935 Nov 2

  • COVID-19 leads to more women freezing their eggs – BioNews

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_152631, Oct 19

  • Lessons from Lockdown: How to Improve Support for Fertility Patients – online event (Nov 05, 2020)


  • Fertility, Genomics and COVID-19 – PET Conference (October 31, 2020)


  • COVID-19 may harm sperm production – BioNews

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_152485, Oct 12

  • Non-essential treatment? Sub-fertility in the time of COVID-19 (and beyond) – research article

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7458049/ Aug 31

‘Having a Family Someday Was Already Part of Our Plan’ – news article

  • A journey to Greece for solo IVF during the pandemic – experience/podcast

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2020/jun/15/a-journey-to-greece-for-solo-ivf-during-the-pandemic-podcast?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet June 15

  • Fertility Diary: Coronavirus Put IVF On Hold – commentary

https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/2020/05/9845065/fertility-diary-ivf-coronavirus May 29

  • It’s crucial to listen to patients’ perspectives as fertility clinics prepare to reopen – commentary

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_149856 May 26

  • Counselling is more important than ever as clinics seek to reopen their doors – commentary

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_149764 May 26

  • From fertility lab to COVID testing: a personal experience of pandemic redeployment – commentary

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_149729 May 26

  • Fertility clinics are reopening, but for many patients this won’t end the anxiety – commentary

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/22/fertility-clinics-reopening-patients-anxiety-coronavirus May 22

  • COVID-19 and reproduction: ESHRE COVID-19 working group update

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_149724 May 18

  • Reflections of a fertility doctor through the COVID-19 crisis – Bio News

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_149773 May 18

  • A second open letter to fertility patients – Sally Cheshire CBE, Chair HFEA

https://www.hfea.gov.uk/about-us/news-and-press-releases/2020-news-and-press-releases/a-second-open-letter-to-fertility-patients-sally-cheshire-cbe-chair-hfea/#utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Tweet&utm_campaign=a-second-open-letter-to-fertility-patients-sally-cheshire-cbe-chair-hfea_11/05/2020 May 11

  • “Enough With The COVID-19 Baby Boom Jokes!” Why Infertility Is Harder Than Ever – commentary

https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/2020/05/9787779/ivf-cancelled-during-coronavirus May 07

  • Is getting pregnant “medically necessary” right now? The confluence of investor money, ticking biological clocks, and covid-19 is creating a schism in the fertility industry – commentary

https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/05/07/1000473/ivf-covid-fertility-prelude-inception-asrm/ May 7

  • IVF clinics set to reopen across UK – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/01/ivf-clinics-set-to-reopen-across-uk?CMP=share_btn_tw May 1

  • Heartbreak of IVF cancellations and the desire to have genetically related children – commentary

https://theconversation.com/heartbreak-of-ivf-cancellations-and-the-desire-to-have-genetically-related-children-137202?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton April 28

  • Storage limit for frozen eggs, sperm and embryos extended during coronavirus outbreak – statement HFEA

https://www.hfea.gov.uk/about-us/news-and-press-releases/2020-news-and-press-releases/storage-limit-for-frozen-eggs-sperm-and-embryos-extended-during-coronavirus-outbreak/#utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Tweet&utm_campaign=storage-limit-for-frozen-eggs-sperm-and-embryos-extended-during-coronavirus-outbreak/_27/04/2020 April 27

  • ‘Time is precious in IVF’: the women who fear they have lost their chance to have children – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/apr/27/time-precious-ivf-women-fear-lost-chance-to-have-children April 27

  • Help others to be mothers: #ExtendTheLimit on social egg freezing – petition
  • PET welcomes @DHSCgovuk 2-yr extension of the storage limit for eggs, sperm & embryos – statement

https://twitter.com/BioNewsUK/status/1254677779108499458?s=09) April 27

  • Looking ahead to the resumption of fertility treatment – ESHRE Guidance

https://www.focusonreproduction.eu/article/ESHRE-News-Coronavirus April 27

  • The suspension of fertility treatment is a tragedy for many couples – commentary

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/25/the-suspension-of-fertility-treatment-is-an-all-too-real-tragedy-for-many-couples April 25


https://www.asrm.org/globalassets/asrm/asrm-content/news-and-publications/covid-19/covidtaskforceupdate3.pdf April 24

  • Fertility clinic patients seek clarity about potential closure – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/apr/22/fertility-clinic-patients-seek-clarity-about-potential-closure April 22

  • Fertility clinics push back – HeyReprotech newsletter

https://heyreprotech.substack.com/p/fertility-clinics-push-back April 21

  • Coronavirus has slashed my chances of IVF treatment – anonymous personal story

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/21/ivf-funding-cut-luxury-rich-coronavirus April 21

  • Fight for women’s rights to fertility treatment and evaluation – Petition


  • Coronavirus: ‘I’m scared my dreams of becoming a mother are gone’ – news article https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52279391 April 16
  • Deep inside the pandemic, from inactivity to action: let´s be ready – commentary

https://www.fertstertdialog.com/rooms/871-covid-19/posts/65676-deep-inside-the-pandemic-from-inactivity-to-action-let-s-be-ready April 14

  • The emotional impact of the ASRM guidelines on fertility patients during the COVID-19 pandemic – research article

https://www.fertstertdialog.com/rooms/871-covid-19/posts/65837-the-emotional-impact-of-the-asrm-guidelines-on-fertility-patients-during-the-covid-19-pandemic April 14

  • Statement: ELITE IVF Service Operations Continue During COVID-19 – website statement

https://www.elite-ivf.com/notice-to-patients-during-covid-19/ (accessed 15/04/20)

  • Russian gamete transportation company offers private transport of covid-19 tests

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-9p_kyJ61R/?igshid=1lchmdkd3ofsg , April 14

  • For some fertility patients, physical distancing brings great relief – HeyReprotech Newsletter

https://heyreprotech.substack.com/p/for-some-fertility-patients-physical , April 14

  • Thousands lose last hope of having a baby as lockdown closes IVF clinics – news article

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/12/thousands-lose-last-hope-of-having-a-baby-as-lockdown-closes-ivf-clinics?CMP=share_btn_link April 12

  • COVID-19: should we continue to cryopreserve sperm during the pandemic? – research article


  • Women ‘Falling Off The Cliff Of Fertility’ As Pandemic Puts Treatments On Hold – news article

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/12/831706118/women-say-they-are-falling-off-the-cliff-of-fertility-as-pandemic-puts-treatment , April 12

  • IVF was helping Greece revamp its dwindling population—then Covid-19 happened – commentary

https://qz.com/1834987/covid-19-is-putting-ivf-treatments-on-pause/ April 9

  • CFAS Communication on COVID-19 – Professional recommendation CFAS

https://cfas.ca/CFAS_Communication_on_COVID-19.html April 9

  • COVID-19 and ART: the view of the Italian Society of Fertility and Sterility and Reproductive Medicine – research article


  • Hundreds of patients affected by closure of IVF clinics during Covid-19 crisis – news article

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/0406/1128729-ivf-delays/ April 6

  • Assisted reproduction and COVID-19 – Professional recommendation ESHRE

https://www.eshre.eu/Press-Room/ESHRE-News April 2

  • Fertility patients’ self-care: counselling and support during the COVID-19 pandemic – Counselling

https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_148894 March 30

  • Getting Pregnant Was a Challenge. Then the Coronavirus Happened. – news article on deferral of IVF treatment US

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/parenting/fertility-coronavirus.html March 22

  • An open letter to fertility patients – Sally Cheshire CBE, Chair HFEA

https://www.completefertility.co.uk/blog-resources/blog-news/coronavirus-covid-19 March 23

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 18 March 2020: Updated statement for clinics – Professional recommendation HFEA

https://www.hfea.gov.uk/about-us/news-and-press-releases/2020-news-and-press-releases/hfea-coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/ March 18

  • COVID-19: Suggestions On Managing Patients Who Are Undergoing Infertility Therapy Or Desiring Pregnancy – Professional recommendation ASRM

https://www.asrm.org/news-and-publications/news-and-research/press-releases-and-bulletins/covid-19-suggestions-on-managing-patients-who-are-undergoing-infertility-therapy-or-desiring-pregnancy/ , March 12