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Weight Loss to Improve Fertility Outcomes: How Far Should We Go?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 16, 2014

Obesity is now a pandemic and undoubtedly the greatest burden facing health services worldwide. Twenty percent of women of childbearing age are thought to be obese. It is well-established that, in women, obesity is associated with reduced rates of ovulation, increased miscarriage rates and poor response to ovarian stimulation during assisted conception. Male fertility also appears to be similarly adversely affected with evidence of a reduced ejaculate volume, reduced sperm count and increased sperm DNA damage in obese men.

4 Otherwise Healthy Foods Crammed With Estrogen

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 14, 2014

Estrogen has been linked to obesity and sexual dysfunction. You may want to rethink the amount of soy in your diet.

Real Reform Can Curb Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 08, 2014

Exposure to toxic environmental chemicals occurs every day, to everyone, everywhere across America. Due to deficiencies in the current regulatory regime, toxic chemicals are in the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the products in our homes. As obstetricians, we know that preconception and prenatal exposure to toxic chemicals is antithetical to healthy pregnancies, healthy children and healthy future generations.

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.

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: Environmental Chemicals Harm Reproductive Health

Press Releases September 24, 2013

Toxic chemicals in the environment harm our ability to reproduce, negatively affect pregnancies, and are associated with numerous other long-term health problems, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). In a joint Committee Opinion, The College and ASRM urge ob-gyns to advocate for government policy changes to identify and reduce exposure to toxic environmental agents.

ASRM and ACOG Issue Opinion Advocating for Reduction in Toxic Environmental Agents

ASRM Bulletins September 24, 2013

Toxic chemicals in the environment harm our ability to reproduce, negatively affect pregnancies, and are associated with numerous other long-term health problems, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). In a joint Committee Opinion, The College and ASRM urge ob-gyns to advocate for government policy changes to identify and reduce exposure to toxic environmental agents.

AMA Announces Toolkit on New Health Information Privacy Rules

ASRM Bulletins September 12, 2013

The AMA has created a toolkit to help physicians navigate the sweeping new revisions to the federal privacy and security rules for health information that go into effect on Sept. 23, 2013. The Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule in January that revises and extends required safeguards for protected health information established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.

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