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Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: New Global Standardized Tools for Endometriosis Research

Press Releases September 26, 2014

Today, in Fertility and Sterility, the World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF) has published a suite of four articles that constitute a standardized approach for researchers to use in their investigations of the disease, in its many subtypes and manifestations.  Fertility and Sterility, the journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), will make the articles freely accessible for the greater benefit of the endometriosis research community.

Emergency Contraception May Not Be Available to All Young Men

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 26, 2014

Young men often run into difficulties when they attempt to buy the morning-after pill for their partners, a new study suggests.

CVS Cuts Checks After Charging Women Birth Control Co-Pay

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 26, 2014

One of the largest U.S. pharmacy chains is reimbursing women it illegally charged co-pays for birth control, a practice that is no longer legal under ObamaCare.

Quit Smoking And Slouching: 6 Surprising Health Problems That May Be Killing Your Sex Drive

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 25, 2014

To have optimal sex performance at any time and any place, avoid these six bad health habits from poor posture to smoking, which can silently kill your sex drive.

Lawmakers Push Increased Access to Emergency Contraception

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 25, 2014

Bill comes ahead of a midterm elections in which women are expected to be a key voting bloc.

The Deadliest Below-the-Belt Disease You Need to Know About

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 24, 2014

You're a grown women who takes charge of her sexual health and sees her gyno regularly, but you may still be forgetting one crucial part of the picture: your ovaries. We get it--they're out of sight and out of mind, right? But did you know that ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecological disease and that there's no real early screening tool available?

Birth Control Not One-Size-Fits-All: 9 Types Of Birth Control To Prevent Unwanted Pregnancy

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 22, 2014

Women who seek birth control often find themselves needing or wanting different birth control methods as they go through lifestyle changes. Although birth control is available for all women, they are not one-size-fits-all, and it can even become overwhelming trying to figure out which method to use. To effectively prevent unwanted pregnancy, and plan the timing of the pregnancy, decide which of these nine types of birth control is the perfect fit for your sex life.

It May Be 'Perfectly Normal', But It's Also Frequently Banned

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 22, 2014

Banned Books Week kicks off Sunday: Each year, the American Library Association takes this week to sponsor events all over the country to talk about the books that shock, offend and generally make Americans uncomfortable. That's how a sex education book for children, titled It's Perfectly Normal, became one of the most banned books of the past two decades. The book is meant to teach children 10 and older about sexual health, emotional health and relationships, and contains sections on puberty, pregnancy and sexual orientation.

Administration Issues New Accommodation on Contraception Requirement

ASRM Bulletins August 27, 2014

On Friday, the Administration released a new accommodation for religious employers opposed to covering contraceptive prescriptions as required under the preventive health measures enacted as part of the 2010 health reform law PL 111-148, PL 111-152.

ASRM Board Member Writes on Contraception as Health Care, Not a Religious Issue

Press Releases July 18, 2014

In an editorial in this month’s issue of Fertility and Sterility, Dr. Marcelle Cedars discusses the politics of hormonal contraception. Dr. Cedars advances the argument that family planning, contraceptive use and access are not religious issues; they are health issues.

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