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ASRM Announces Appointment of New Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Sue Gitlin to Join ASRM Staff in the Fall

Press Releases May 24, 2016

Washington DC – The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) today announced the hiring of Sue Gitlin, PhD as its new Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Gitlin will join the ASRM staff in September for a transition period and fully assume her duties in 2017.

ASRM Praises Senate for Acting to Lift Ban on VA Providing IVF Care to Wounded Veterans

Press Releases May 19, 2016

“We are thrilled the Senate voted overwhelmingly today (89-8) to take care of our wounded veterans and provide them access to the care they need to build their families.”

Men’s Overall Health Is Related to IVF Success

Press Releases May 18, 2016

In the first report exploring links between men’s somatic health and assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes, researchers analyzed over five thousand IVF cycles using fresh eggs and sperm, performed between 2004 and 2014 at the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Health Center. They found that male partners’ health conditions influenced outcomes such as fertilization, implantation, pregnancy, miscarriage, and live birth rates.

ASRM Applauds Senate Appropriators for Passing Amendment Providing IVF Care For Wounded Veterans

Press Releases April 14, 2016

Today, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine enthusiastically applauds Senate Appropriators for passing an amendment to a funding measure to allow the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to cover the cost of reproductive services for veterans who suffered service-related injuries that prevent them from starting families.  

New Data for 2014 Show Increases in IVF Effectiveness and Safety

Press Releases April 12, 2016

Washington, DC - Today, The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology released its latest data on IVF and related procedures. In 2014, 375 SART member clinics performed 190,384 ART cycles and 65,175 babies were delivered using ART from SART clinics. These numbers may be adjusted as results come in from ongoing pregnancies. This is an increase from the 174,962 cycles done in 2013 and the births of 63,286 babies resulting from them.

ASRM Issues Guidance Document on Zika Virus

Press Releases April 07, 2016

Washington DC – The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) today issued a new document “Guidance for Providers Caring for Women and Men of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure.”  The report is intended to help physicians and other health care providers who are treating and counseling patients concerned about Zika’s impact on reproduction.

Reproductive Medicine Group Tackles Access to Care

Press Releases April 05, 2016

Today, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) released a white paper on the current state of patients’ access to fertility care in the United States and outlining steps we can take to improve that access.  At the same time, the Society’s flagship journal, Fertility and Sterility, is publishing online a series of articles addressing specific challenges patients may face when seeking needed fertility care.

ASRM Files Amicus Brief in Missouri

Press Releases March 30, 2016

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) today filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in McQueen-Gadberry v.Gadberry, a case in Missouri where a now-divorced couple are fighting over dispositional control of embryos created using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). The brief does not take a stand as to which party should be granted control. Rather, ASRM's brief is aimed at helping the court assess the "personhood" arguments advanced on appeal by other organizations opposed to ART, including the lack of any biological, ethical, or legal basis for those arguments, and their profoundly negative implications for fertility care.

ASRM Announces New Name for Fall Gathering: The 2016 ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo

Press Releases February 26, 2016

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announced today that the name of its Annual Meeting will change to “ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo” effective this year.

ASRM Statement on First American Uterine Transplant

Press Releases February 26, 2016

Statement attributable to Owen Davis, MD, President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.“We would like to offer our congratulations to our colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic on the performance of the first uterine transplant in the United States. Uterine transplant is complex scientifically, surgically  and ethically, and the Cleveland Clinic has handled all those aspects well.

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