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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.  

PCOS- The Reason for Infertility in Every Fifth Indian Woman

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 02, 2015

A recent study revealed that about 18 percent of women in India, mostly from the East, suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a disorder that causes infertility among women.

European Court Upholds Italy Law Against Embryo Research

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 02, 2015

Thursday (August 27) saw the European Court of Human Rights uphold an Italian law against the donation of human embryos for scientific research.

Seoul Sets Advisory Limits on IVF Embryo Transfer

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 02, 2015

South Korea’s Health Ministry is revising its guidelines for in vitro fertilization, discouraging medical professionals from transferring more than three embryos in a single procedure to prevent possible adverse birth outcomes and unwanted multiple births.

6 Weird Things that Boost Your Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 01, 2015

If you are trying to get pregnant (or thinking about it), you’re probably familiar with the standard advice: Maintain a healthy weight. Go easy on the coffee and booze. And avoid stress (if only!). But there are a handful of other things that may help boost your baby-making odds—from changing your sushi order to mixing up your workouts. Read on for six tips to consider. 

Study Suggests Couples Need Better Antenatal Care Following Fertility Treatment

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 01, 2015

Couples who have successfully conceived following fertility treatment need additional antenatal care and support, new research has found. Two per cent of all births in the UK are a result of fertility treatments such as IVF. An increasing body of evidence suggests the needs of these parents are often not adequately addressed, leaving them feeling abandoned in some cases.

Meet Hurricane Katrina's Youngest Survivor: The Boy, 8, Born From an Embryo Rescued from a Flooded Fertility Center in New Orleans

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 01, 2015

A couple whose frozen embryo was rescued from a flooded hospital after Hurricane Katrina hit have introduced the son they were able to have 16 months after the tragedy.

New PCOS Research May Offer Hope in Infertility Struggle

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 31, 2015

A new PCOS research may offer hope in infertility struggle

Light Therapy Seems to Boost Fertility in Mouse Model

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 31, 2015

Targeting circadian clock disruption could prove to be an effective treatment for age-related impaired fertility, and fertility issues in younger women, that may be exacerbated by disruptions in light-dark cycles, according to early animal studies.

Antidepressants Affect Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 31, 2015

More than one quarter of Americans suffer from some form of mental illness and the number of patients treated with antidepressants continues to rise. Additionally, anxiety and depression are becoming more prevalent among couples trying to have children, and so medications prescribed to treat these disorders are also increasingly common. What isn't clear is the impact mental health and the use of such treatments has on fertility, and whether untreated mental illness is detrimental to fertility.

Three Generations of Swedish Family Linked by Same Womb After Pioneering Surgery: 'I Am a Part of History'

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 28, 2015

One woman's womb has linked three generations in Sweden thanks to a progressive surgery being hailed as the most important breakthrough in fertility treatments since in vitro fertilization.


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