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Birth Control Pill May Be Linked to Rare Brain Tumors

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 26, 2015

The risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to go up with long-term use of hormonal contraceptives such as the Pill, new Danish research suggests.

Microchip And Male Birth Control — Here’s The Exciting Future Of Contraception

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 23, 2015

Ladies, our days of setting an alarm so we remember to take our trusty little pill may soon be over. We previously introduced you to Vasalgel — a form of male birth control that blocks sperm from travelling through guys’ tubes — which is expected to hit the market later this year. Turns out Vasalgel might just be the first of several revolutionary contraceptives on the way.

New Drug Compounds Show Promise Against Endometriosis

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 23, 2015

Two new drug compounds - one of which has already proven useful in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis - appear to be effective in treating endometriosis, a disorder that, like MS, is driven by estrogen and inflammation, scientists report in Science Translational Medicine.

Did You Know: IUDs Are Growing in Popularity for Contraception

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 20, 2015

Although they continue to be overshadowed by less expensive, less effective birth control methods, long-acting reversible contraceptives such as intrauterine devices are gaining ground, according to an analysis of recently released federal data

How Throwing Away Your Saucepans, Avoiding Clingfilm and Other Wacky Ideas Can Delay the Menopause

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 16, 2015

Weight gain, aging looks, lower sex drive and a greater risk of heart disease, some types of cancer and the crumbling bone disease, osteoporosis. No wonder most women dread the menopause and would like to put it off as long as possible.

The March for Life is a March Against Birth Control. Will the GOP Get Behind It?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 14, 2015

The antiabortion movement has set its sights on birth control. Will the GOP continue to embrace its fringe agenda?

What to Do When Your Birth Control Fails

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 13, 2015

Worst-case birth control scenarios can extend far beyond a broken condom or missed birth control pill. Even with careful usage, women occasionally run into contraceptive snafus that are briefly mentioned – but not fully explained – in the instruction manual’s fine print. Here are a variety of situations and solutions for questions you might have but didn’t think to ask your gynecologist during your last visit.

SRBT Offers Advice on Ebola

ASRM Bulletins October 31, 2014

ASRM’s newest affiliate society, the Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists (SRBT), has developed a communication to its members about the Ebola virus.

Contact With High-Level Disinfectants Leads to Longer Time to Pregnancy for the Nurses Exposed to Them on the Job

Press Releases October 22, 2014

While healthcare providers come into contact with many risks to their own health, they probably don’t suspect that the chemicals they use to sterilize equipment and surfaces could be affecting their reproductive health.  Researchers presenting their work today at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine have shown otherwise, identifying an occupational risk to female nurses’ fertility: exposure to high-level disinfectants.

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.

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