COVID-19 information


ESHRE COVID-19 working group

In view of the rapidly growing number of reports and the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus on public health, ESHRE has formed a specialist working group to keep track of bibliography and published scientific reports relevant to reproductive medicine, pregnancy and newborns.

This working group comprises
Anna Veiga (ES), Coordinator
Kersti Lundin (SE)
Juha Tapanainen (FI)
Luca Gianaroli (IT)
Edgar Mocanu (IRL)
Baris Ata (TR)
Satu Rautakallio-Hokkanen (Fertility Europe) (joined on 9 April 2020)
and will be supported by Nathalie Vermeulen, ESHRE Senior Research Specialist.

The working group's aims are to:

  • Keep track of emerging data
  • Ensure a timely update of ESHRE guidance
  • Provide the substance for quick and accurate response to emerging questions from professionals, patients and the press
  • Be available to answer press questions on new scientific developments

29 May 2020

Assisted reproduction and COVID-19

A joint statement from ASRM, ESHRE and the IFFS

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique global challenge on a scale not previously seen. The infectivity and mortality rates are higher than previous pandemics and the disease is present in almost every country. In this document, ASRM, ESHRE and the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) have come together to jointly affirm the importance for continued reproductive care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read in HROpen >

23 April 2020

Assisted reproduction and COVID-19

A statement from ESHRE for phase 2

As the COVID-19 pandemic is stabilising, the return to normal daily life will also see the need to restart the provison of ART treatments. Infertility is a disease and once the risk of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 infection is decreasing, all ART treatments can be restarted for any clinical indication, in line with local regulations.
However, vigilance and measured steps must be taken for safe practice and to minimise the risks related to SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19-positive patients or staff during treatment.
The ESHRE COVID-19 working group has prepared the “ESHRE Guidance on recommencing ART treatments”, a set of recommendations for centres planning to restart ART treatments.

Read the full Guidance here

Questions/Suggestions on COVID-19

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MAR/ART & COVID-19 - A Picture of Europe

Download full report of the status between 7 and 15/04/2020 published 18 May 2020
Legend map dd 16 June 2020

Case reporting

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