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Headlines in Reproductive Medicine

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.  

ProCreation: Women Share Stories of Infertility Through Artwork

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 17, 2015

A May exhibit invites women to submit very personal art and artifacts.

Study: Millennials Overconfident About Future Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 17, 2015

A new study claims that an overwhelming number of young people are overconfident in their abilities to conceive in their 30s, once their career gets going.

In Vitro Fertilization Accounts for 1.5% of Births in the USA

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 17, 2015

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology represents the greater majority of in vitro fertilization clinics in the United States. Their report showed that doctors at these clinics performed 165,172 procedures, including IVF, with 61,740 babies born as a result of those efforts in 2012. In 2012 in the USA, more than 3.95 million babies were born. IVF treatments account for about 1.5% of all babies born in the United States in 2012.

U Fertility Med Center Will Close in Summer

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 16, 2015

The University of Minnesota’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health is closing its Reproductive Medicine Center this summer, after three of its physicians announced their departure.

Attorney General Says Fertility Law for Same-Sex Couples May Discriminate Against Straight Ones

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 16, 2015

A law passed this session to end discrimination against lesbian couples seeking advanced fertility treatments in Maryland may have "inadvertently" introduced discrimination against straight couples, according to Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh.

China Cracks Down on Surrogate Births, Even as Infertility Rises

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 15, 2015

The central government has said it will take a tougher stance on surrogacy, a practice that has grown underground in China as infertility has increased.

Senate Repeals SGR Just Before the Deadline

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 15, 2015

With just hours to go before an automatic 21% cut in Medicare fees was scheduled to take effect, the Senate passed legislation to repeal the much-reviled sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula.

Sheer Agony, Silently Endured

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 14, 2015

She laughs bitterly when she speaks of sex with her husband. “Forget it,” she says, “the pain is too much. It’s been an issue in our marriage for a while… us not having sex. He must be fed up with me by now.

9 Fertility Myths — Debunked

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 14, 2015

When it comes to baby-related old wives’ tales, we don’t know about you, but we’ve sure heard some real doozies. Read on to get to the bottom of a few common mistruths.

Pregnant at 65: Miracle of Medicine

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 13, 2015

The German primary school teacher is said to be in her 21st week of pregnancy and feeling "fit." If her pregnancy progresses well, as hoped, Ms Raunigk will be the oldest to give birth to quadruplets, but not the oldest mum to give birth to a child - that official record is held by Maria del Carmen Bousada Lara, who give birth to twins in Spain in 2006, at the age of 66, although some say it belongs to Omkari Panwar, who is believed to have been 70 when she gave birth to twins in India in 2008.


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