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August 08, 2016
Washington DC - The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announced today that, in conjunction with The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), it would launch a research program to provide grant funding for research related to diagnosing, treating and preventing disorders of pregnancy and reproduction related to the ZIKA virus. ACOG is leading a multi-pronged, multi-organization ZIKA effort, with ASRM taking a lead on the research front.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.