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VICTORY! – Congress Passes Appropriations Bill that Includes Measure to Allow the VA to Provide IVF Services to Injured Veterans!

ASRM Bulletins September 28, 2016

Both the House and Senate have now finally passed, and sent to President Obama for his expected signature, HR 5325, a bill which funds the government for the start of Fiscal Year 2017.  The bill contains two provisions of particular importance to ASRM members.

ASRM Statement on Inclusion of Infertility Care for Veterans and Zika Resources in CR

Press Releases September 28, 2016

Statement attributable to Owen K. Davis, MD, President of the American Society for Reproductive MedicineWashington DC- "Congress has taken two important steps for our nation’s reproductive health today: Providing resources to fight the ZIKA virus, and allowing the VA to provide infertility care to our wounded veterans. We applaud them for both."

Report of First Baby Born Using Spindle Nuclear Transfer to Prevent Mitochondrial Disease

Press Releases September 27, 2016

In research to be reported at the Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine next month, an international team of scientists report the birth of the first baby born using a technique known as spindle nuclear transfer (SNT).

This October, Scale New Heights in Reproductive Medicine with ASRM

Press Releases September 26, 2016

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s 2016 Scientific Congress and Expo will take place October 15-19 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Guidance for Providers Caring for Women and Men Of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

ASRM Announcements September 15, 2016

This report was developed under the direction of the Zika Virus Guidance Task Force* of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as a service to its members and other practicing clinicians. Although this document reflects appropriate management of a problem encountered in the practice of reproductive medicine, it is not intended to be the only approved standard of practice or to dictate an exclusive course of treatment. Other plans of management may be appropriate, taking into account the needs of the individual patient, available resources, and institutional or clinical practice limitations. The Executive Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has approved this report.Download a copy of this report 

Court Rulings in Two Sperm Bank Lawsuits and other Legal News

Legally Speaking September 12, 2016

In July, an Illinois state court dismissed an Ohio woman's lawsuit against Midwest Sperm Bank, which allegedly mistakenly provided her with sperm from Donor 380, not Donor 330. The former donor is African American; the latter is Caucasian. The mother, Jennifer Cramblett is Caucasian and after giving birth to a biracial daughter, sued for the costs of counseling, relocating to a more diverse area, and other damages.

Medical Officer Positions Available in Contraception and Gynecologic Health at NICHD/NIH

ASRM Announcements September 02, 2016

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) [https://www.nichd.nih.gov/Pages/index.aspx] at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces two exciting opportunities within the Contraception Research Branch (CRB) and the Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch (GHDB) to serve as a Medical Officer.  These are full-time positions based in the Bethesda, MD area.  

ASRM Joins Other OB-GYN Groups in Funding ZIKA Research

Press Releases August 08, 2016

Washington DC - The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announced today that, in conjunction with The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), it would launch a research program to provide grant funding for research related to diagnosing, treating and preventing disorders of pregnancy and reproduction related to the ZIKA virus. ACOG is leading a multi-pronged, multi-organization ZIKA effort, with ASRM taking a lead on the research front.

Courts Continue to Shape Parental Status Law & U.K. Court Awards Custody to Gestational Surrogate

Legally Speaking July 18, 2016

At least four cases are working their way through state courts addressing the legal parental status and rights of former same-sex partners who have no genetic connection to the children they and their former spouse or partner had been raising. Maryland’s highest court, its Court of Appeals, reached a decision in one such case in July, Conover v. Conover. Similar cases are pending in Massachusetts, New York, and Florida.

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ASRM Announcements July 01, 2016

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