June 2018: ICSI use in the US with and without an insurance mandate

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This Journal Club Global is streamed live from Midwest Reproductive Symposium International (MRSI 2018) to discuss "ICSI use in the US with and without an insurance mandate: A report from the CDC."

Dr. Ada C. Dieke, from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses the recent Fertility and Sterility manuscript, "Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Use in States with and without Insurance Coverage Mandates for Infertility Treatment, United States, 2000-2015" with experts live at the symposium. Discussants include Richard Paulson, M.D., Amber Cooper, M.D., M.S.C.I., and G. David Adamson, M.D.

Questions addressed include:

  • Why has ICSI increased over the past 15 years in all states?
  • Potential reasons ICSI has increase most dramatically in non–male factor infertility cycles.
  • How has the practice of ICSI differs in states with an insurance coverage mandate?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantage to ICSI for non-male factor cycles?
  • Are the economic and biological incentives for ICSI balanced? 

The Journal club is hosted by Fertility and Sterility's Video and Media Editor, Kurt Barnhart, M.D., M.S.C.E. (University of Pennsylvania), and Angie Beltsos, M.D. (Executive Chairperson and Boardpresident of MRSi).

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View the archive for all Journal Club Global videos here: https://www.fertstert.org/content/video

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