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ASRM Mourns the Passing of Dr. Howard Jones

ASRM Bulletins July 31, 2015

All of us within ASRM, and indeed all of us in reproductive medicine around the world, are saddened by the death of Howard Jones.

ASRM Mourns the Passing of Dr. Howard Jones

Press Releases July 31, 2015

All of us within ASRM, and indeed all of us in reproductive medicine around the world, are saddened by the death of Howard Jones.

IUDs Have A New, Secret Billionaire Backer

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 31, 2015

According to a feature from Bloomberg's latest issue, titled "Warren Buffett’s Family Secretly Funded a Birth Control Revolution," the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation has been quietly providing seed funds for research on lowering the cost of IUDs, along with studies and initatives meant to increase access to and overage usage of the device.

Thailand Commercial Surrogacy Ban Takes Effect

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 31, 2015

A law banning commercial surrogacy took effect in Thailand on Thursday, the public health ministry said.The law made it illegal for clinics to provide surrogacy services, including the buying and selling of sperm and eggs, and the renting of wombs by surrogate mothers.

Transgender Teen, 18, Undergoes Rare Surgery So He Can Be a Dad One Day

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 31, 2015

Cole Carman, 18, became the first transgender teen to have a surgical procedure that will give him the opportunity to have a genetic link to the kids he knows he wants one day.

Wheaton College Ends Coverage Amid Fight Against Birth Control Mandate

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 30, 2015

Taking a firm stand against Obamacare's controversial contraception mandate, Wheaton College on Friday will stop providing any health insurance for students.

Why I Had an Abortion After Struggling With Infertility for Years

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 30, 2015

Minnesota lawyer Hannah Stein had her first abortion at 22 and went on to conceive four more children, three of them through in vitro fertilization (IVF). Yet when faced with an unplanned, unwanted pregnancy after years of infertility, Stein didn't hesitate to terminate. Stein spoke to Cosmopolitan.com about how struggling with infertility didn't sway her in her inherent belief that a person should be able to choose if she wants to end a pregnancy.

8 Things No One Ever Told You About Menopause

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 29, 2015

Menopause. Say the word and it instantly conjures images of hot flashes, zero amounts of sex, and a general feeling of why is this happening to me​? But don't lose your cool just yet—it's not all downhill from here on out.

New Data Shows Young Cancer Patients Uninformed Of Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 29, 2015

Data suggests that many young cancer patients are completely unaware that treatment for their condition may result in fertility.

FDA’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel Will Meet on September 24, 2015 to Discuss the Essure System

ASRM Bulletins July 29, 2015

The OB/Gyn Devices Panel of FDA’s Medical Devices Advisory Committee is convening to seek expert scientific and clinical input on the risks and benefits of Bayer HealthCare’s Essure System for permanent female sterilization.

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