Recommendations for reducing the risk of viral transmission during fertility treatment with the use of autologous gametes: a committee opinion

Strategies for reducing the risk of viral transmission during fertility treatment are discussed for sexually transmitted viruses such as human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B and C.

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VOLUME 114, ISSUE 6, P1158-1164


Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine


Sexually transmitted infections are of major concern to reproductive specialists. Heading the list are human immunodeficiency virus types 1 and 2 and hepatitis B and C viruses. These pathogens, which may cause incurable chronic infections, can be transmitted through assisted reproductive technologies and from infected mothers to the fetus or newborn. This document replaces the document of the same name last published in 2013 (Fertil Steril 2013;99:340–6).

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders. The journal publishes juried original scientific articles in clinical and laboratory research relevant to reproductive endocrinology, urology, andrology, physiology, immunology, genetics, contraception, and menopause. Fertility and Sterility® encourages and supports meaningful basic and clinical research, and facilitates and promotes excellence in professional education, in the field of reproductive medicine.