What does it mean to have a team? A group of people who work together. And sometimes that includes organizations of people who work together.
Yesterday, Dr. Cynthia Murdock gathered and then wrote a statement that all of the Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) board certified Reproductive Endocrinologists approved of – all of the RMACT doctors put time and effort into addressing the myriad of concerns that have been swirling around about the Zika virus.
What is it? What do we need to be careful of? What's ok?
ASRM Statement on Zika Virus
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is closely following developments related to the Zika virus. At this point, it seems clear the virus has implications for reproduction and that it can be transmitted through sexual activity and reproductive tissues.
We urge patients who are pregnant, who are considering becoming pregnant, or those who may be involved as donors or recipients of reproductive tissues to exercise caution.
Due to the rapidly evolving understanding of Zika, we strongly recommend that our members and their patients follow the information and recommendations made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC has issued “Level 2 Practice Enhanced Precautions” recommendations for certain areas, urging those pregnant or seeking to become pregnant to avoid travel to those areas, or use enhanced prevention and follow-up activities if such travel cannot be avoided.
That information is available on their website.
Because your concerns are our concerns. And we are a team. And as a team, we are grateful to have ASRM as an ally.