The Tyks infertility outpatient clinic is gradually being opened
The corona pandemic has remained fairly calm in Southwest Finland and non-urgent care has been given to patients who do not belong to any risk group.
Infertility treatments were discontinued in line with the directive from the European expert organization ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology). According to the latest ESHRE statement (23 April 2020) and according to a joint assessment of the University Hospitals in Finland, fertility treatments can be started for symptom-free people who do not belong to any risk group. However, it is necessary to be prepared if the situation changes due to changes in the evolution of the epidemic, to restrictions and to liberalization of restrictions.
The infertility outpatient clinic now prepares treatment plans and performs ovulation induction, inseminations and embryo transfers. The epidemy situation allowing, IVF treatments are expected to begin in early fall. Since IVF treatments pose risks to the circulatory organs that can be made worse by the corona virus, the University Hospitals in Finland have jointly decided to postpone IVF treatments.
It is extremely important, in view of the safety of infertility treatments, that patients with breathing problems or symptoms of an airway infection do not sign up for infertility treatments. If symptoms occur during treatment, it may be necessary to discontinue the infertility treatment to protect the patient’s health. Infertility treatments are not currently being started for patients belonging to any risk group, i.e., patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, asthma, significant obesity or any other long-term illness.
When you contact the infertility outpatient clinic, you will be able to discuss the details of what is meant with safe care.