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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.