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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.  

Researchers Find Protein Necessary For Fertility Performs Different Roles in Sperm, Eggs

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 30, 2015

The protein necessary for fertility in both sexes performs distinctly different roles in male and female gametes, according to a groundbreaking study, which included researchers from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Known as BRWD1, the protein controls gene expression in maturing sperm while promoting chromosome condensation and stability in female cells called oocytes, which become eggs.

Toronto Fertility Clinic Offers Controversial Egg Treatment For Women That Can Extend Child-Bearing Years

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 30, 2015

A Canadian fertility clinic has become the first in North America to offer women a way to add new life to old eggs, extending her child-bearing years and stirring fresh controversy in the largely unregulated world of assisted baby making.

Anti-Mullerian Hormone Helps Assess Aging Mares' Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 29, 2015

Equine researchers at the University of Kentucky (UK) have been chasing anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH, which is produced by cells in fetal testes as well as granulosa cells) for quite some time. They've determined they can use it to test for cryptorchidism in male horses as well as ovarian tumors in mares. Now, they're trying to see if the hormone can predict an aging mare's remaining follicle count.

Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 29, 2015

Over the past two decades, the health of children born with the help of fertility treatments has improved substantially, according to a new study.

Tax Court: Egg Donor Compensation Should Be Included in Income

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 29, 2015

The Tax Court has held that an egg donor must include in income the compensation she received from an egg donation agency that matches egg donors with women and couples struggling to conceive on their own.

Parenting After Infertility — Why Am I Still Sad?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 28, 2015

For most couples, parenting after infertility brings solace and a relationship that is long awaited. But for some, the undercurrent of feelings related to infertility continues to read its ugly head.

Planning for the Future: Technology Advances Fertility Options

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 28, 2015

Freezing eggs and embryos for infertility treatment and family planning has become more successful thanks to advances in technology. But the practice comes with many questions parents must consider.

Sugary Drinks Tied to Earlier Menstruation

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 28, 2015

Here is another mark against sugary drinks: A new study has found that drinking them is associated with lowered age of menarche.

Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women's Fertility: Study

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 27, 2015

Experts urge routine testing of glandular function for women who have problems conceiving.

NYC Blizzard Likely to Increase Fertility Rates

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 27, 2015

As a major snow blizzard is hitting the Northeast, millions prepare for the worst by piling up on grocery staples, backup supplies, and "quality time" with each other that could lead to a baby boom. Winter Storm Juno is predicted to bring more than 2 feet of snow and put couples in the mood to make blizzard babies.

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