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Severe Acne Linked to Endometriosis

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 25, 2014

The present work is the first to prospectively, directly evaluate the relationship between acne and endometriosis. The authors found that severe teenage acne was independently associated with endometriosis after accounting for the effects of known risk factors.

New Contraceptive Coverage Plan To Be Offered for Religious Nonprofits

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 25, 2014

The Obama administration is offering yet another way for religious nonprofits to avoid providing contraceptive coverage under Obamacare, but the accommodation released Friday is unlikely to put an end to the ongoing court battles over the issue.

Forget Politics, Obamacare Contraceptive Coverage Makes Financial Sense

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 20, 2014

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled against the Obama administration requirement that all employers must provide birth control insurance for women. Administration lawyers knew they were on shaky ground going in, because there were no provisions for male sex lives, such as Viagra, and that meant the policy was discriminatory, and the Supreme Court might rule that all corporations have the same rights, regardless of size, which further weakens the long-term viability of the ACA.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine Comments on Hobby Lobby Decision Statement Attributable to Rebecca Sokol, MD, President

ASRM Bulletins July 01, 2014

“We profoundly disagree with the Supreme Court's decision today. Simply put, the moral views of a patient's boss should have no bearing on his or her ability to access needed medical treatments. Allowing an employer to impose their beliefs about reproduction on their staff is simply wrong, particularly when those beliefs are so clearly misinformed on the scientific and medical facts.   

ASRM Strongly Objects to Today's Supreme Court Decision

ASRM Bulletins July 01, 2014

ASRM has issued the following press statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Burwell cases.  In a 5 to 4 decision, the court ruled that closely-held firms like Hobby Lobby are protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. The law dictates that an individual's religious expression shouldn't be "substantially burdened" by a law unless there is a "compelling government interest."

Female Veterans' High Risk of Sexual Assault Affects Fertility and Reproductive Decision-Making

Press Releases May 30, 2014

Women veterans in the United States are at high risk of sexual assault throughout their lifetimes and  especially during their military service.  Exposure to sexual assault increases the likelihood that they will delay, forego, or terminate a pregnancy and may increase their risk of infertility.

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: Female Veterans' High Risk of Sexual Assault Affects Fertility and Reproductive Decision-Making

ASRM Bulletins May 30, 2014

Women veterans in the United States are at high risk of sexual assault throughout their lifetimes and  especially during their military service.  Exposure to sexual assault increases the likelihood that they will delay, forego, or terminate a pregnancy and may increase their risk of infertility.

CDC and the Office of Population Affairs Release New Recommendations on Family Planning Services

ASRM Bulletins April 30, 2014

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Population Affairs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report, “Providing Quality Family Planning Services - Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs.”  These new recommendations can play an important role in improving the reproductive health of all Americans.

ASRM, ACOG, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the March of Dimes Host Congressional Briefing

ASRM Bulletins April 14, 2014

At a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill yesterday, more than 100 hill staffers and other interested individuals heard from the leaders of ASRM, ACOG, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the March of Dimes about the need to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act, which governs the use of toxic chemicals in commerce. Several proposals have been introduced in Congress to reform the Act which was passed in 1976.

America's Reproductive Medical Specialists Speak on Hobby Lobby Case

Press Releases March 31, 2014

As the highest court in the land convenes to hear Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., we are pleased to join with our colleagues throughout medicine to support the inclusion of contraception as an essential health benefit.  We are a proud signatory to an amicus curia brief laying out the vital medical issues at stake.

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