July 18, 2014
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the final version of its National Public Health Action Plan for the Detection, Prevention and Management of Infertility.
July 09, 2014
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health has issued announcements for two new funding opportunities involving research on the long-term outcomes of assisted reproductive technologies.These funding opportunity announcements (FOA) encourage the extramural scientific community to submit applications to study potential long-term health and developmental outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and Non-IVF Fertility Treatments (NIFT).
July 01, 2014
ASRM has issued the following press statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Burwell cases. In a 5 to 4 decision, the court ruled that closely-held firms like Hobby Lobby are protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. The law dictates that an individual's religious expression shouldn't be "substantially burdened" by a law unless there is a "compelling government interest."
June 12, 2014
Robert M. Wah, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist and ASRM’s first alternate delegate to the AMA House of Delegates, was sworn in as AMA president last night in Chicago.
May 30, 2014
Women veterans in the United States are at high risk of sexual assault throughout their lifetimes and especially during their military service. Exposure to sexual assault increases the likelihood that they will delay, forego, or terminate a pregnancy and may increase their risk of infertility.
May 14, 2014
ASRM2014, the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, is on path to be one of the largest and most successful meetings ever. The abstract submission deadline passed last week, and it can now be revealed that investigators around the world submitted nearly 2000 abstracts, the largest number ever for an ASRM meeting.
May 08, 2014
A new study demonstrates that, for couples of older reproductive age with unexplained infertility, immediate IVF is the most efficient treatment, resulting in fewer treatment cycles and a higher live birth rate.
April 30, 2014
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Population Affairs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report, “Providing Quality Family Planning Services - Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs.” These new recommendations can play an important role in improving the reproductive health of all Americans.
April 23, 2014
It’s National Infertility Awareness Week (April 20-26, 2014) and ASRM is joining with other organizations for a Twitter Chat on Infertility.
April 16, 2014
In a new study commissioned by The March of Dimes Foundation and published in Fertility and Sterility, researchers from The Hastings Center and Yale Fertility Center examined the practical circumstances of infertility treatment in the US that influence patients and their doctors to make treatment choices that too frequently result in multiple births.