Bhagavath discusses Dobbs’ implications on fertility care with Tone Madison

In a recent article on Tone MadisonBala Bhagavath, MD, professor and director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, weighted in about the impact of the Dobbs decision on infertility care.

In “Fertility care in Wisconsin faces worrisome unknowns in the wake of Dobbs, Bhagavath discussed common questions and concerns he has heard from patients, and what the current legal landscape means for fertility care in Wisconsin: 

““There were panicked calls from patients, regarding many things,” Bhagavath says. “‘My embryos are stored here in Wisconsin, so, what does it mean?’ ‘Am I allowed to transfer the embryos to a different state?’ There are patients calling who are concerned because their embryos were stored in a long-term storage facility. ‘When I want to transfer my embryos, would I still be able to do it? Or do I have to go to a different state to continue my management?’”

For now, Bhagavath says, “at least in Wisconsin, there is no immediate worry regarding infertility management and treatment of patients.” But that is not guaranteed going forward. A change in state law could throw the whole industry into flux.”

Read the whole article here!