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Jump on Twitter Monday at Lunchtime for a Chat on Infertility- Monday, April 20, 1-2 pm EDT

ASRM Bulletins April 17, 2015

National Infertility Awareness Week is April 19 to 25 and ASRM is participating in a Twitter Chat on Infertility. For an hour, representatives from six diverse organizations with expertise in infertility will be tweeting the facts about the condition and answering questions like:  What is infertility?  How is it treated?  How is infertility misunderstood?  How does the infertility affect the lives of patients?

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.

RESOLVE’s Annual Advocacy Day Event is May 14, 2015

ASRM Bulletins April 16, 2015

Please join RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and ASRM President Dr. Rebecca Sokol, for RESOLVE’s annual Advocacy Day event on May 14, 2015 in Washington, DC.  RESOLVE’s Advocacy Day brings infertility patients and professionals together to advocate on Capitol Hill for legislation important to our community.

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.

Congress Passes SGR Repeal After Years of Short Term Fixes

ASRM Bulletins April 15, 2015

The problematic SGR formula that has threatened payment reductions for doctors for many years is at long last set to be repealed. Late last night, the Senate voted to pass HR 2, the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act.  The Senate bill is identical to the version that passed the House of Representatives in late March. The President is expected to sign the legislation into law.  The Senate vote occurred just hours before an automatic 21% cut in Medicare fees was scheduled to take effect.

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.

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