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Dairy Intake Improves Reproductive Outcomes

Press Releases October 22, 2014

Women Whose Diet Includes More Dairy Have Higher Live Birth Rates After IVF, and a Maternal Diet High in Butterfat Can Ameliorate the Effects of BPA Exposure on Embryos in Rats

Most State Infertility Insurance Mandates Leave Out the Male

Press Releases October 22, 2014

Researchers at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine showed that of the few states with any kind of mandatory health insurance coverage for infertility, only a minority require coverage for male factor infertility.

Male in Infertile Couples Experience Psychological Stress and Sexual Dysfunction During the Fertile Period

Press Releases October 22, 2014

For the male partners in infertile couples, the fertile, ovulatory period is particularly stressful and sexual dysfunction is common.  South Korean researchers report their evaluation of the sexual function and stress levels of men who were pursuing timed intercourse with their female partners in their effort to achieve pregnancy.

Intravaginal Incubation of Embryos is Safe and Effective and Could Save Patients Money

Press Releases October 22, 2014

Researchers presenting their work at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine have found that a device for incubating embryos in a patient’s vagina is as safe and effective as incubator culture for embryos as part of IVF with and without ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection).

ASRM Presents First-Ever Use of Online Cyber Journal Club™ Technology to Live-Link Conference with International Medical Societies for Interactive Education

Press Releases October 21, 2014

For the first time, using the latest in video technology, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) hosted a live online Journal Club during its 2014 meeting -- and connected its live medical conference, in real time, with a worldwide community of specialists from 12 international medical societies.

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.

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