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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?

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.

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The problematic SGR formula that has threatened payment reductions for doctors for many years is at long last set to be repealed.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.

ASRM Expands Its Recommendations for the “Choosing Wisely” Campaign

ASRM Bulletins April 14, 2015

ASRM has added five more tests and treatments to its list of procedures infertility patients and their doctors need to consider carefully.

Reproductive Medical Group Joins in Call for Research, But No Clinical Use Yet, of Germ-line Gene Editing

ASRM Bulletins April 14, 2015

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) today announced it was endorsing the statement released from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) calling for a moratorium on human clinical uses of Germ-Line Gene Editing until the safety and efficacy of the technique can be assessed.

ASRM and VirtaMed to Create Embryro Transfer Simulator

ASRM Bulletins March 30, 2015

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, America’s leading professional organization in reproductive medicine and infertility, and VirtaMmed, the world’s leader in building customized virtual reality simulation devices for medicine, are pleased to announce the development of a simulator for training in ultrasound -guided and -–unguided embryo transfer in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and in Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).

New SART Data Live, Online: Over 63,000 Babies Born from IVF Cycles Performed in 2013

ASRM Bulletins March 04, 2015

In 2013, 380 SART member clinics reported on 174,962 in vitro fertilization cycles resulting in the birth of 63,286 babies, up from 165,172 cycles and 61,740 babies born in 2012.  ART babies continue to represent more than 1.5% of the children born in the US.

NICHD and CDC Request Information on Links Between Fertility Status and Overall Health

ASRM Bulletins February 23, 2015

The Fertility and Infertility Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), in partnership with the Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), intends to hold a scientific workshop on the relationship between fertility status and overall health in 2016.

ASRM Endorses The Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015

ASRM Bulletins February 11, 2015

ASRM has endorsed The Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015 introduced today in the Senate by Sen. Patty Murray. The legislation is a revised version of legislation the Senator has introduced in previous sessions of Congress. ASRM has been actively working to advance this legislation and is pleased to work with the Senator and other congressional supporters on this issue.

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: Heightened Risks Identified for Births to Subfertile Women Conceiving without ART

ASRM Bulletins February 05, 2015

A new birth outcomes study published in Fertility and Sterility includes- for the first time in a US-based cohort-  a category of births to mothers with an indicator of subfertility, but who did not have an ART cycle in association with that birth.   The inclusion of this group allows an examination of birth outcomes associated with infertility apart from ART, in addition to comparisons of outcomes of ART births with births to mothers with and without subfertility.

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