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ASRM President Rebecca Sokol, MD, MPH Visits NYC and DC to Represent the Society

ASRM Bulletins November 20, 2014

ASRM President and California resident Rebecca Sokol braved the East Coast cold this week to represent the society at several important events.

ASRM Plenary Speaker Reports Birth Following Uterine Transplant

ASRM Bulletins November 11, 2014

Professor Mats Brannstrom and colleagues from the University of Gothenburg and Stockholm IVF announced the birth of a healthy baby to a patient following a uterine transplant. The announcement came over the weekend ahead of scheduled publication in the Lancet. Dr. Brannstrom, who published much of the preliminary work on uterine transplant in Fertility and Sterility, will be giving the Society of Reproductive Surgeons Plenary Lecture at the ASRM Annual Meeting in Honolulu on Monday, October 20.

SRBT Offers Advice on Ebola

ASRM Bulletins October 31, 2014

ASRM’s newest affiliate society, the Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists (SRBT), has developed a communication to its members about the Ebola virus.

US Citizen and Immigration Service Changes Policy to Recognize Legal Parent of Children Born Via ART

ASRM Bulletins October 30, 2014

The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service (USCIS) has issued a new policy clarifying that a non-genetic gestational mother (person who carried and gave birth to the child) who is also the child’s legal mother may be recognized in the same way as genetic legal mothers are treated under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Previously, a genetic relationship with a U.S. citizen parent was required in order for a child born abroad to acquire citizenship at birth through his or her parent.

US Department of Health and Human Services Resources on Ebola

ASRM Bulletins October 07, 2014

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at HHS has asked us to help provide information to the health care community on Ebola.

Items of Interest from the FDA

ASRM Bulletins September 26, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a revised draft guidance for industry entitled “Draft Guidance on Estradiol.” The guidance provides specific recommendations on the design of bioequivalence studies to support abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) for estradiol vaginal cream.

ASRM and SART Comment on Proposed Changes to National ART Surveillance System

ASRM Bulletins September 26, 2014

This week, ASRM and SART submitted comments to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on proposed changes to the National ART Surveillance System data reporting requirements. The Fertility Clinic Success Rate and Certification Act of 1992 requires specific data related to pregnancy and live births achieved using ART, as well as clinic specific live birth rates, be reported to the CDC on an annual basis by clinics at which assisted reproductive technology procedures are performed.

Disorders of Sex Development Workshop Info Online

ASRM Bulletins September 04, 2014

In March of this year, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) hosted a scientific research workshop on disorders of sex development (DSD). The NICHD sponsored or co-sponsored previous workshops addressing DSD issues, however, this was the first workshop that focused exclusively on developmental issues and the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Is Releasing a New Opinion

ASRM Bulletins September 03, 2014

The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine is issuing a new report, “Interests, obligations and rights in gamete donation:  a committee opinion.”  This report updates a prior report which discussed the interests, rights and obligations of gamete donors.  It expands the discussion to include all of the parties who are involved in the process- recipient parents and their children conceived with donated gametes in addition to egg donors, sperm donors, and the clinics in which assisted reproduction using donated gametes takes place.

Administration Issues New Accommodation on Contraception Requirement

ASRM Bulletins August 27, 2014

On Friday, the Administration released a new accommodation for religious employers opposed to covering contraceptive prescriptions as required under the preventive health measures enacted as part of the 2010 health reform law PL 111-148, PL 111-152.

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