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Publications may be obtained at your local library or bookstore or in some cases ordered from the publisher’s address provided. Generally, titles reviewed on this site are restricted to those published within the last five years. This list is in no way comprehensive or intended to replace, dictate, or fully define evaluation and treatment by a qualified professional. It is intended solely as an aid for persons seeking general information on issues in reproductive medicine. The views expressed in these book reviews are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Egg-Freezing Shindigs Aren’t Like Tupperware Parties

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 19, 2014

The latest trend in assisted reproduction is egg-freezing parties, sales events often described as the “new Tupperware parties.”

CMC Helps Pave The Way For A New Treatment For Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 19, 2014

Neri Thompson is like many women.  She suffers from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a common testosterone imbalance that often leads to infertility.  In fact, it's the most common hormonal disorder in reproductive-age women.  She found out about it when she and her husband were ready to have a family just over seven years ago.  

UCSF to Study Early Menopause vs. Preventive Cancer Surgery Risks

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 19, 2014

Cavalheiro is one of about 100 Bay Area women between 35 and 50 years old with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations who are participating in a clinical trial that is examining changes in cardiovascular health, bone density, sexual function, quality of life and other effects on women who go into early menopause.

The One Dollar Contraceptive Set to Make Family Planning Easier

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 17, 2014

An agreement has been signed which will make contraceptive injections available to women in 69 of the world's poorest countries.

Quiet Strenth: PCOS Speaks

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 14, 2014

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal and reproductive disorder that affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.  Unlike some illnesses, such as cancer, knowing those who suffer from PCOS is not always apparent.

Dry Eyes Can Be Normal During Menopause

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 14, 2014

Most women think of hot flashes, moodiness, vaginal dryness and night sweats when they think of menopause; however, dry eyes are another symptom women commonly experience during this period of life.

12 Things Every Woman Should Know About IUDs

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 13, 2014

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are highly effective, long-lasting, and reversible forms of birth control, but were often overlooked because of their massive upfront costs. However, now that the Affordable Care Act offers no co-pay contraception, IUDs are quickly becoming the one of most popular choices out there. But are they for everyone? Here are 12 things you need to know about IUDs.

Doctor Used Infected Tools on 83 Women in India Tragedy

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 11, 2014

An Indian surgeon used infected instruments to sterilize 83 women in about six hours, according to a local medical official, leaving 10 of them dead and another 69 hospitalized in the central state of Chhattisgarh.

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.

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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