January 29, 2016
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology offered praise today to Defense Secretary Ash Carter following his announcement that the Department of Defense would implement a two year pilot project to provide fertility preservation benefits to members of the Armed Services. The program will also examine ways to broaden the current, yet limited, policy providing reduced cost IVF benefits to active duty service members.
January 27, 2016
The AMA Foundation’s Excellence in Medicine Awards program, with support from Pfizer Inc., recognizes physicians who exemplify the highest values of volunteerism, leadership and dedication to underserved populations, and present inspirational physician stories to the medical community and public. Please consider nominating a physician you know that exemplifies these attributes.
January 20, 2016
Boston researchers conducting a prospective cohort study found that women who already had children, who were older, current smokers, or had a higher BMI were less likely to report having a medical evaluation for infertility than younger, slimmer, non-smoking, childless women.
January 08, 2016
This week, Andrew La Barbera, PhD, HCLD announced that, at the end of 2016, he will retire from his post as Chief Scientific Officer of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
December 14, 2015
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine held its first ever Advocacy Academy last week. ASRM members from around the country (and beyond) converged on Washington, DC to improve their advocacy skills and visit Capitol Hill.
December 04, 2015
Yesterday, the United States Academy of Medicine concluded its three-day International Summit on Human Gene Editing held in Washington, DC in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Royal Society, and the US National Academy of Sciences.
December 03, 2015
Today, ASRM released the following statement, attributable to Andrew R. La Barbera PhD, Chief Scientific Officer
November 24, 2015
A new study out of the University of Utah looking at the incidence of common forms of cancer in males found that subfertile men- those who have undergone semen analysis (SA) as part of an examination for fertility- are at greater risk of developing testicular cancer than fertile men, and that the risk varies depending on which semen quality parameters are deficient. In contrast to previous studies on sperm quality and cancer risk, they found no increased cancer risk in men with azoospermia, a complete absence of sperm in the ejaculate.
November 11, 2015
Today on Veterans’ Day, ASRM and SART have announced the “Serving Our Veterans” Program under which participating clinics are offering discounts to injured veterans in need of IVF services in response to the inability of Congress to pass legislation to provide this care.
November 02, 2015
Time is running out to register for the inaugural ASRM Advocacy Academy to be held Dec 8-10 in Washington, DC! We had a great deal of interest about this event at our Annual Meeting, and so we are sending out a final reminder about the registration process.