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The following links have been gleaned from current news to help keep you informed on reproductive medicine's impact on our world. Note:  Some newspapers and periodicals require free registration to access their online articles. The links on this page may expire within a week of posting; however, most news web sites keep online archives with articles offered either free or available for purchase. WARNING! THE ASRM HAS NOT REVIEWED THE CONTENTS OF THE EXTERNAL WEB SITES LISTED ON THIS PAGE, NOR CAN WE ENDORSE THEM OR THE VIEWS EXPRESSED WITHIN. 

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Apple, Facebook Spring for Egg Freezing for Employees

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 15, 2014

Facing calls to diversify their largely white and male ranks, Facebook and Apple are offering their female employees a new perk: freezing their eggs.

Health-Care Company Looks to Increase Emergency Contraceptive Use by Cutting Price in Half

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 15, 2014

A health-care company founded last fall is looking to increase the number of women using emergency contraception (EC) in one simple way: by cutting its price in half.

Nigeria: Infertility Must Be Viewed As a Disease, Says Orhue

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 14, 2014

Despite the high rate of infertility in Africa, it has not received adequate attention from government because it is not considered as a disease, said Professor A. A. Orhue.

I'm a Married Father ... And a Sperm Donor

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 14, 2014

As more and more couples seek medical help to have children, there's high demand for sperm donors. What motivates a man to donate his reproductive cells to an unknown number of women so that they might have a child biologically related to him that he may never meet?

Treating Menopausal Symptoms: What You Need to Know.

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 14, 2014

In the 1970s, my friends and I learned everything we needed to know about menstruation from each other and from a popular Judy Blume book, “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” We even had a club, and we met after school to share stories about breasts, boys, periods and Kotex. We would no more have asked our mothers for such information than we would have asked a boy to dance.

Young Breast Cancer Patients Grapple With Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 13, 2014

It was just a few days before Christmas last year when Crystal Miller received the phone call that changed her life: Even though she was only 27 years old and had no risk factors, she had breast cancer. Still, she was stunned when, a few weeks later, her oncologist suggested that she speak to a fertility specialist. Amid fighting for her life, saving her future hypothetical children never crossed her mind.

Tell Boys With Cancer About Ways to Preserve Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 13, 2014

The possibility of an adolescent male becoming infertile as a result of treatment for cancer should be discussed soon after a diagnosis is made, according to an expert in the field.Unfortunately, such a discussion rarely takes place, despite recommendations from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) that have been in place since 2006.

Soaking Up Waikiki, Surfing to Sunsets, for a Song

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 13, 2014

This is all to say that the essential, seductive pleasures of Hawaii are still available to you for a song. Yes, the two-mile stretch of Waikiki’s beachfront is now lined with hotels, and the main promenade, Kalakaua Avenue, is largely reminiscent of an outdoor mall. But amid a sea of exorbitantly priced designer boutiques, I recently found that you can surf dawn patrol ($10), eat fresh pineapple ($3) and hand-pulled noodles ($3.75), bed down in a stylish hotel a block and a half from the beach ($119) and, of course, soak in million-dollar views (free). At the end of the day, I had my mai tai ($4) and drank it, too.

Opinion: Wrong Sperm, Right Baby: So Why Sue?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 10, 2014

Jennifer Cramblett of Uniontown, Ohio, is the mother of an adorable 2-year-old girl named Payton, whom she and her partner call a “dream come true” and love with all their heart. “She’s made us the people that we are,” Cramblett says. “Never trade it for the world.”If that’s the case, Payton will doubtless wonder, once she’s old enough to Google her own name, why did Cramblett sue the Chicago-area sperm bank that enabled her to get pregnant with her wonderful daughter?

A Sperm Bank Just For Supersmart People

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 10, 2014

It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie: An eccentric millionaire creates a sperm bank with donations from only extraordinary men -- Nobel laureates, an Olympic athlete and geniuses with off-the-chart IQs. The mission? To create a generation of smarter, healthier, more productive members of society. But this was no movie plot. This actually happened.

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