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This Web page contains links to miscellaneous ASRM announcements that do not fall into a typical publication category (e.g., Press Releases or News Briefs).

Also see: FDA announcements and NIH announcements

New Data Shows Young Cancer Patients Uninformed Of Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 29, 2015

Data suggests that many young cancer patients are completely unaware that treatment for their condition may result in fertility.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: The Silent Disorder that Wreaks Havoc on the Body

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 28, 2015

One in every 10 women has polycystic ovary syndrome, a disorder that is the leading cause of female infertility and a risk factor for diabetes, cancer, heart disease and other life-threatening illnesses. Yet half of all women with PCOS are undiagnosed.

Appeals Panel Rejects No-Sex-Without-Contraception Order

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 24, 2015

A federal appeals panel says a judge in Kansas City exceeded his authority when he ordered a defendant to use contraception during his supervised release.

New Treatments for Endometriosis — A Common, Painful Disease that Causes Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 24, 2015

Endometriosis: a painful disease that kills dreams. Emily Cottrell and her husband wanted to have a baby. "If I had sought treatment sooner and been diagnosed sooner, things could have been treated before they got so bad," she said

Report: More Teen Girls Turning to Morning After Pill

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 22, 2015

More than 20 percent of sexually active teen girls have turned to the morning-after pill after the emergency contraceptive became readily available without a prescription.

Is This Old-Fashioned Birth Control Actually Making a Comeback?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 16, 2015

A Virginia-based women's health company hopes to reinvigorate interest in an old form of birth control with Caya, the first one-size-fits-most diaphragm.

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: Washing Ovarian Follicles Effectively Removes Contaminating Malignant Cells

Press Releases June 11, 2015

Belgian researchers have found that a triple-wash technique is effective for cleansing antral follicles (egg-containing cells) isolated from ovarian tissue contaminated with malignant cells, while maintaining the follicles’ viability.  This is an essential step in developing a process to preserve fertility for young girls who must undergo chemotherapy to treat childhood cancer, particularly leukemia.

NICHD and CDC Request Information on Links Between Fertility Status and Overall Health

ASRM Bulletins February 23, 2015

The Fertility and Infertility Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), in partnership with the Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), intends to hold a scientific workshop on the relationship between fertility status and overall health in 2016.

US Tax Court clarifies that income received by egg donors is taxable income: guest author Nidhi Desai, J.D.

Legally Speaking February 20, 2015

On January 22nd, 2015, the United States Tax Court held that an egg donor’s compensation, despite being characterized as “pain and suffering,” is not excludable from income but is taxable gross income as defined under the IRS code (“I.RC.”). 

touchENDOCRINOLOGY ‘US Endocrinology’ Vol 10 Issue 2

ASRM Announcements January 29, 2015

As part of a Media partnership with touchENDOCRINOLOGY, ASRM members receive free eBook access to touchENDOCRINOLOGY ‘US Endocrinology’ Volume 10 Issue 2

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