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Fertility & Having Children

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

The Five Arms for Maintaining Your Fertility Naturally

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 16, 2014

There have been some tremendous scientific developments over the last three decades in the realm of assisted conception, opening a great number of doors for women and transforming the way we think about fertility. However, I still believe that self-care needs to be front of mind for couples that are trying to conceive.

Source of Sperm and Egg's Zinc Sparks Identified

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 16, 2014

When egg meets sperm in mammals, zinc sparks fly.

Lesbian Couple Goes to Court Fighting Sperm Donor for Kids

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 12, 2014

 A legal battle over parental rights - a lesbian couple is going to court after their sperm donor is fighting for their kids. They had a contract in California but now that the couple is living in metro Detroit, the deal may not be binding. 

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.

Checkups: For Cancer Patients Hoping to Start a Family, Cincinnati Fertility Experts Offer Options

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 11, 2014

For many, starting a family is the ultimate dream. But when a young woman gets a diagnosis of cancer, that dream can be replaced with difficult questions about surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and potential loss of fertility.

What Problem Is Quebec’s IVF Bill Trying to Solve?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 10, 2014

Discussions surrounding Quebec’s proposed reforms to its laws relating to assisted procreation have focused on its decision to eliminate its program of funding three cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF). But this narrow focus ignores other significant changes in Bill 20: notably, its decision to prohibit women over the age of 42 from using IVF and the requirement that Quebeckers using donated sperm or eggs undergo a psychosocial assessment prior to accessing treatment.

Longer Sperm Better at Fertilising Eggs: Study

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 10, 2014

Long sperm is more likely to reach and fertilise eggs compared to short sperm, even if the short sperm is given a 'head start', a new study on birds has found.

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.

Advances in Fertility Treatment

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 09, 2014

This is the season of miracles, and no greater one exists than the miracle of life. Fox 5 profiles two families that welcome beautiful babies who arrived thanks to recent breakthroughs in fertility technology.

Sperm Donor, Life Partner

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 08, 2014

Being a single-parent is financially and emotionally taxing. Studies show that single-parents are more likely to live in poverty, and that mothers earn and learn less, since they have to pay for child care and take more time off from work to care for a child.That may be why more single women are trying to find a sperm donor who is also involved in a child’s life.

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