Women's Health

University of Maryland Tests Non-Surgical Methods of Treating Fibroids

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 20, 2016

Surgery is by far the most frequent treatment for fibroids, which afflict up to 80 percent of women of childbearing years, and doctors say most people are like Spellman and don't know there are other options available and in the works. Up to a quarter of sufferers have symptoms, and many live with the excessive bleeding, cramping and pressure because they want to avoid invasive procedures that come with risks and recoveries lasting weeks or months.

Potential Effects of Fertility Treatments on Breast Density, Cancer Risk

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 19, 2016

Infertility and hormonal fertility treatments may influence the amount of dense tissue in the breast, a risk factor for breast cancer, according to a study involving 43,313 women, published in the open access journal Breast Cancer Research.

6 Things You Should Know About The Morning-After Pill, As Told By A Gyno

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 15, 2016

Buying emergency contraception can be one of the most embarrassing experiences for a woman, especially for a single woman. No matter how old you are, there is something embarrassing about publicly admitting you have sex. Having a complete stranger acknowledge that fact (while exchanging currency) can ignite a spiral of shame.

Ovary-Sparing Hysterectomy May Accelerate Menopause Onset

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 14, 2016

Ovary-sparing hysterectomy raises the risk for accelerated menopause, according to a study published online April 4 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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.

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. 

ASRM STATEMENT ON ZIKA VIRUS

Press Releases 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. 

Patients Prefer to Have a Singleton- Unless They Had Twins

Press Releases October 21, 2015

Baltimore, MD- Researchers presenting their work at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine are finding that patients’ prior treatment experiences strongly influence their attitudes toward single embryo transfer (SET).

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