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ART is Not a Major Risk Factor for Birth Defects

Press Releases October 21, 2014

New research presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) compares the health of children conceived naturally and those conceived using assisted reproductive technologies concludes that the prevalence of birth defects is low even among ART conceived children.

Use of Contraception and Family Planning Services by Female Cancer Survivors

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Female cancer survivors are at greater risk than healthy women for adverse pregnancy outcomes, but family planning counseling is not yet a consistent part of survivorship care.  Researchers presenting their work at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine have characterized the population and their practices and have identified needs to improve care for these women.

Does Getting Pregnant Faster Mean You Will Have a Boy? New Data Suggests Otherwise

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Common folklore suggests that couples who conceive quickly are more likely to have boys than girls.  Previous efforts to use data to test the truth of this belief have not led to clear answers. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) who attempted to settle this debate presented their findings at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Hawaii.

Age, Specialty of Physician Affect Patterns of Treating Menopausal Patients

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s 70th Annual Meeting revealed that physicians treating menopausal patients felt it was very important that their patients be well informed, and that the specialty of the physician and when they trained had an impact on the care they provided.

Phthalate Exposure May Affect Levels of Sexual Interest in Premenopausal Women

Press Releases October 21, 2014

It is known that exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals can interfere with sexual function in men; in a study discussed at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers present evidence that environmental exposure to phthalates might cause lower levels of interest in sexual activity in premenopausal women.

Fibroids Take Psychological, Not Just Physical, Toll

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Scientists from Northwestern University presented research at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine that explored the considerable psychological toll that uterine fibroids take on patients.

Racial Disparities in ART Outcomes

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Health care outcomes in the US often have significant disparities with race often a key component. According to new research presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, it appears race may be an important factor in infertility care, as well.

Exposure to Air Pollution in the First Seven Weeks of Pregnancy Increases Pre-Term Delivery Risk

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Exposure to Air Pollution in the First Seven Weeks of Pregnancy Increases Pre-Term Delivery Risk

Ovarian Stimulation for IVF Does Not Increase Risk of Endometrial or Colorectal Cancer: Results from a Nationwide Cohort Study

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Questions about IVF and increased risk of cancer have abounded through the roughly three decades that the treatment has been in use. Tuesday, at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers from the Netherlands Cancer Institute and Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam share the results of two nationwide cohort studies showing that women who have had ovarian stimulation for IVF are not at increased risk of developing cancer of the colon or endometrium.

Preserving Fertility in Transmen

Press Releases October 21, 2014

At the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a team of Swedish researchers presented path-breaking research into preserving the fertility of transmen patients who may wish to reproduce.

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