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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.

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.

Today’s Sperm Donor Isn’t a Broke 20-Something

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 22, 2014

Most people think of sperm donors as 20-somethings looking for a quick buck. But today’s donors want to know about their offspring, and even be involved in their lives.

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.

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association to Host Event on the Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on State Infertility Mandates

ASRM Bulletins February 06, 2014

Please join RESOLVE and Avalere Health, a Washington, D.C. based company focused on healthcare business strategy and public policy, for a free event that will provide a comprehensive analysis of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on state insurance mandates for infertility.  Special emphasis will be given to key strategies the community should follow to ensure that the state mandates remain in place.

HHS Announces Final Rule To Strengthen Patients’ Rights to Access Lab Test Reports

ASRM Bulletins February 04, 2014

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the following news release yesterday:“As part of an ongoing effort to empower patients to be informed partners with their health care providers, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken action to give patients or a person designated by the patient a means of direct access to the patient’s completed laboratory test reports.

CDC Releases STD Surveillance Report

ASRM Bulletins January 10, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its 2012 sexually transmitted disease (STD) surveillance data.  This annual report of statistics and trends for three reportable sexually transmitted diseases in the United States (chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis) shows that STD rates for all three diseases continue to increase.

Recession Drove Men to Have Vasectomy Earlier

Press Releases October 15, 2013

The relationship between economic conditions and reproduction has a long and complex history.  In agrarian economies, children are an economic asset, though when times are hard, having children can always make it harder. In the latest example of this kind of research, investigators found that the 2008 financial crisis and recession had an impact on when men had vasectomies.

Impact of Caffeine, Alcohol, and Exercise on Sperm Quality

Press Releases October 14, 2013

Several studies presented at the International Federation of Fertility Societies/American Society for Reproductive Medicine meeting examined the issue of factors which influence sperm count. They found that neither coffee nor alcohol consumption was associated with a decrease in sperm count but that exercise did increase it.

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