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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/ 

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.

Male Subfertility Increases the Risk of Testicular Cancer; Semen Analysis Results Point to Different Levels of Risk

Press Releases November 23, 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).

Processed Meat Consumption Is Not Good for Sperm’s Fertilizing Ability; Consumption of Poultry Is Beneficial

Press Releases August 03, 2015

Boston 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).  However, men’s consumption of processed meat, like bacon, canned meat products, and sausages, was related to poorer fertilization rates in IVF. Processed meat intake had no effect on fertilization in cycles using ICSI.

NICHD and CDC Request Information on Links Between Fertility Status and Overall Health

ASRM Bulletins February 23, 2015

The Fertility and Infertility Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), in partnership with the Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), intends to hold a scientific workshop on the relationship between fertility status and overall health in 2016.

New Report on Men’s Reproductive Health from CDC

CDC Announcements January 15, 2015

This week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a new report, Advancing Men’s Reproductive Health in the United States: Current Status and Future Directions.

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.

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