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This Web page contains links to miscellaneous U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcements that ASRM felt were relevant enough to archive on the ASRM Web Site. You can visit the FDA's web site at http://www.fda.gov/ 

Docs May Be Too Conservative About Sex After Heart Attack

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 18, 2014

Most people get no advice from their doctors about whether or when it’s safe to have sex after a heart attack, according to a survey of American and Spanish patients under age 55.Just one in eight women and one in five men reported being counseled on sexual activity within the month following a heart attack. And those who did discuss the topic with their doctors were likely to get overly restrictive instructions, researchers found.

Men Still Drive STD Increases

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 17, 2014

The CDC's annual snapshot of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has both good news and bad news for 2013.

Doctors Want To Remind Americans That The HPV Vaccine Isn’t All About Sex

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 12, 2014

 Dr. Ronald A. DePinho is on a mission. DePinho, who’s been a cancer researcher for decades and currently serves as the president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, wants to reframe the national conversation about the HPV vaccine to drive home a fundamental point. 

Hypertension, Medical Conditions Linked to Low Semen Quality

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 12, 2014

Medical comorbidities are linked to poor semen quality, suggesting that current health condition and genetic factors affect sperm production, according to findings of a cross-sectional study published online December 9 in Fertility and Sterility.

Erectile Dysfunction May Improve After Shockwave Therapy

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 11, 2014

Shockwave therapy may help improve erectile dysfunction (ED) in some men, according to a new study.

D.C. Conference to Focus War Wounds' Impact on Sex and Intimacy

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 10, 2014

A two-day conference in Washington, D.C., this week will tackle an often overlooked result of combat injuries: the impact war wounds can have on fertility, sex and relationships.

SRBT Offers Advice on Ebola

ASRM Bulletins October 31, 2014

ASRM’s newest affiliate society, the Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists (SRBT), has developed a communication to its members about the Ebola virus.

For Men, Eating More Fruits and Vegetables Improves Sperm Function in IVF, but Consumption of Pesticide Residues Harm Sperm

Press Releases October 20, 2014

Today, at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital present their findings that the consumption fruits and vegetables with high levels of pesticide residue can affect sperm quality, while IVF fertilization rates are better for those men consuming more fruits and vegetables over all.

US Department of Health and Human Services Resources on Ebola

ASRM Bulletins October 07, 2014

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at HHS has asked us to help provide information to the health care community on Ebola.

Lymphoma Treatment Harms Patients’ Sperm: Most Recover Within Two Years; Degree of Harm Depends on the Treatment

Press Releases July 24, 2014

French researchers have demonstrated the deleterious effects lymphoma treatment can have on spermatogenesis and found that, in most patients, sperm production recovers within two years post-treatment.

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