Abroad Infertility Treatments are Not Stopped by COVID-19
In this article you will read about:
- How Argentina is Handling the COVID-19 Pandemic?
- How do Fertility Clinics work During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
- How do Fertility Clinics work with International Patients?
- How to talk with a Fertility Doctor Online?
“Most of the IVF clinics worldwide have stopped most of the treatments since March 2020. However, now(May 2020), most are beginning to perform some types of treatments, starting with the most urgent ones (i.e. egg freezing for oncologic patients, IVF treatments for women with poor ovarian reserve or just poor prognosis)”
How Fertility Clinics Work During COVID-19 Pandemic?
“The pandemic is pretty well controlled by now. Our government closed everything quickly and we are still on lockdown. The good news is that we have had few sick people. Some activities are on again. Our IVF clinic re-opened on April 27 and the embryo lab is operating again. Nowadays, most of our consultations are through a video call and patients are starting to plan their treatments again. As we take it very seriously, strict security measures were implemented to ensure our patients and health-care practitioners’ safety. Starting on June 1st, both egg retrievals and embryo transfers will be done again.”
How does Fertility Argentina work with International Patients?
Can International Patients Start Fertility Treatment Now?
“If you were planning to do an IVF overseas, don’t be stressed. Even when treatments are delayed, it will hardly affect your success chances and, hopefully, we will be able to meet soon to do the treatment. My suggestion: get in touch with your overseas doctor to check if you can start working on the screening tests. Or even to ask if the first part of the treatment could be started (i.e. with both donor gametes). If you need a video consultation, just email me and we can set it as soon as possible.”
Dr. Demián Glujovsky, MD MSc is a Specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility has a Master’s in Clinical and Heath Care Effectiveness and is the Director of Fertility Argentina, the International Patients Department.