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This Web page contains links to miscellaneous ASRM announcements that do not fall into a typical publication category (e.g., Press Releases or News Briefs).

Also see: FDA announcements and NIH announcements

Infertile Men Are Not Less Healthy than Fertile Men

Press Releases October 19, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- At the Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers from SUNY Stony Brook and Long Island IVF reported results from a retrospective medical records study showing that infertile men do not have more medical problems than fertile men.

Urologists’ Attitudes Toward Penile Transplant Vary; Patients with External Genital Trauma Receive Little Counseling

Press Releases October 19, 2016

Today at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress, researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College presented studies based on a survey of urologists’ attitudes toward penile transplantation, their sources of knowledge on the subject, and the effect that education has on their attitudes.  Another team of researchers found in a retrospective review that patients suffering from external genital trauma have poor urological follow up and receive little counseling on the possible reproductive and sexual effects of their injuries and treatment.

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.

Men’s Overall Health Is Related to IVF Success

Press Releases May 18, 2016

In the first report exploring links between men’s somatic health and assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes, researchers analyzed over five thousand IVF cycles using fresh eggs and sperm, performed between 2004 and 2014 at the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Health Center. They found that male partners’ health conditions influenced outcomes such as fertilization, implantation, pregnancy, miscarriage, and live birth rates.

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. 

Male Subfertility Increases the Risk of Testicular Cancer

ASRM Bulletins November 24, 2015

A new study out of the University of Utah looking at the incidence of common forms of cancer in males found that subfertile men-  those who have undergone semen analysis (SA) as part of an examination for fertility-  are at greater risk of developing testicular cancer than fertile men, and that the risk varies depending on which semen quality parameters are deficient.  In contrast to previous studies on sperm quality and cancer risk, they found no increased cancer risk in men with azoospermia, a complete absence of sperm in the ejaculate.

ASRM and SMRU Respond to FDA on Drug Development

ASRM Bulletins October 01, 2015

ASRM and its affiliated society the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU) jointly submitted a comment letter regarding draft guidelines the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued entitled, “Testicular Toxicity: Evaluation During Drug Development.”

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility - Uterine Transplant/Sperm and Processed Meat

ASRM Bulletins August 05, 2015

Psychological Outcomes for Uterine Transplant Patients Are Good One Year Post-SurgerySwedish researchers have found that uterine transplant patients and their partners are doing well psychologically and do not experience higher levels of anxiety than the general population.Processed Meat Consumption Is Not Good for Sperm’s Fertilizing Ability; Consumption of Poultry Is BeneficialBoston researchers have found that, among infertility patients having IVF, men’s poultry intake is related to better fertilization rates in IVF cycles with and without intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

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