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This Web page contains links to miscellaneous NIH announcements that ASRM felt were relevant enough to archive on the ASRM Web Site.

New Study Documents High Cost of Endometriosis Care

Press Releases October 19, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- New research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress quantified the heavy financial burden that endometriosis puts on patients.

Chemicals in Women’s Diet Affect IVF Success

Press Releases October 17, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- New data presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress shows that pesticides, artificial sweeteners, and sugar found in women’s diets can negatively affect their chances of IVF success.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Increases Risk of Eating Disorders, PCOS Symptoms Diminish After Bariatric Surgery

Press Releases October 17, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- Two studies presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress looking at Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) show that bariatric surgery can improve androgen excess and ovarian enlargement as well as result in weight loss, and that women with PCOS are at increased risk for eating disorders.

Reproductively, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Are Bad News:

Press Releases October 17, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- New science presented at the Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine makes clear the harmful effects endocrine disrupting chemicals have on the children of men exposed to phthalates, pre-conception, and on young female mammals exposed to an estrogen disrupting chemical at a particularly vulnerable stage of their development. And a health literacy study in which women seeking fertility care answered questions about environmental chemical exposure showed they were less informed about endocrine disruptors than other harmful chemicals.

ASRM Joins Other OB-GYN Groups in Funding ZIKA Research

Press Releases August 08, 2016

Washington DC - The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announced today that, in conjunction with The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), it would launch a research program to provide grant funding for research related to diagnosing, treating and preventing disorders of pregnancy and reproduction related to the ZIKA virus. ACOG is leading a multi-pronged, multi-organization ZIKA effort, with ASRM taking a lead on the research front.

ASRM Issues Guidance Document on Zika Virus

Press Releases April 07, 2016

Washington DC – The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) today issued a new document “Guidance for Providers Caring for Women and Men of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure.”  The report is intended to help physicians and other health care providers who are treating and counseling patients concerned about Zika’s impact on reproduction.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine Issues Guidance Document on Zika Virus

ASRM Bulletins April 07, 2016

Washington DC – The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) today issued a new document “Guidance for Providers Caring for Women and Men of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure.”  The report is intended to help physicians and other health care providers who are treating and counseling patients concerned about Zika’s impact on reproduction.

CDC Issues New Guidance for Healthcare Providers Caring for Women of Reproductive Age

ASRM Bulletins March 25, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new interim guidance on how to counsel patients about the ZIKA virus.

ASRM Joins ACOG and Other Medical Groups in Supreme Court Fight for Access to Contraception

ASRM Bulletins February 18, 2016

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine joined ACOG and other medical groups to file an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in Zubik v. Burwell.  The case concerns the issue of whether the Affordable Care Act’s accommodations for religious employers violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

ASRM STATEMENT ON ZIKA VIRUS

ASRM Bulletins February 09, 2016

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is closely following developments related to the Zika virus. At this point, it seems clear the virus has implications for reproduction and that it can be transmitted through sexual activity and reproductive tissues. 

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