Professional Groups

ASRM has many professional groups that make up its membership. Below you can find a list and description of each group.

Nurses' Professional Group (NPG)

The Nurses' Professional Group (NPG) is composed of nurse members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). The purpose of the NPG is to foster the Society's goals within the practice of professional nursing. The NPG is committed to improving patient care and providing a forum for networking and exchanging information among nurses.

Association of Reproductive Managers (ARM)

The Association of Reproductive Managers (ARM), a Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), is committed to advancing the art and science of fertility practice management through leadership, research, and education.  ARM’s mission is to create a forum through which fertility program business managers and physicians can form nationwide interrelationships to keep abreast of critical fertility practice management issues; to provide educational programs designed to help advanced assisted reproductive technology (ART) programs improve the operations of their practices from both internal and external standpoints including planning, marketing, and financial functions; to solve management problems including the identification and correction of deficiencies; and to provide guidelines for enhancement of the organization’s capabilities.

Legal Professional Group (LPG)

The purpose of the Legal Professional Group is to raise awareness of, and clarify the legal issues surrounding, assisted reproductive technologies. The LPG is committed to promoting ethical legal policies, practices, and protections for ART families, third party collaborators, and providers. It also seeks to promote access to, and affordability of, health care for those affected by infertility, reproductive or genetic disorders, and other challenges to their family building goals. The LPG strives to enhance and contribute to the development of sound law in this evolving field through advocacy, education and legislative initiatives.

Mental Health Professional Group (MHPG)

The Mental Health Professional Group is a group of professionals within the American Society for Reproductive Medicine dedicated to enhancing knowledge and understanding of psychological and emotional aspects of reproductive health. These professionals are involved in education of the public and professional community, as well as research to help answer questions that new reproductive technology brings.


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