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Publications may be obtained at your local library or bookstore or in some cases ordered from the publisher’s address provided. Generally, titles reviewed on this site are restricted to those published within the last five years. This list is in no way comprehensive or intended to replace, dictate, or fully define evaluation and treatment by a qualified professional. It is intended solely as an aid for persons seeking general information on issues in reproductive medicine. The views expressed in these book reviews are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Missouri Court of Appeals Upholds Individual’s Constitutional Right Not to Procreate; Finds Frozen Embryos Marital Property of Special Character

ASRM Bulletins November 16, 2016

Yesterday, in McQueen v. Gadberry, the Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the trial court that, for the purposes of Missouri’s dissolution of marriage statutes, frozen embryos are not children, but marital property of a special character (the Court’s italics), deserving of special respect.

Infertile Men Are Not Less Healthy than Fertile Men

Press Releases October 19, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- At the Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers from SUNY Stony Brook and Long Island IVF reported results from a retrospective medical records study showing that infertile men do not have more medical problems than fertile men.

Utah Researchers Find Success in Treating Obese Infertile Couples with Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Treatments and Couples Counseling

Press Releases October 19, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- Presenting at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress today, researchers from the University of Utah and Brigham Young University showed they had achieved an important success in treating obese infertile couples.

Mental Health Studies from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress

Press Releases October 18, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- Mental health was the focus of several important studies presented today at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress.

Prescription Drug Use Can Impact Male Fertility

Press Releases October 18, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- Research presented at the Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Salt Lake City shows that prescription medications can adversely affect male fertility.

Chemicals in Women’s Diet Affect IVF Success

Press Releases October 17, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- New data presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress shows that pesticides, artificial sweeteners, and sugar found in women’s diets can negatively affect their chances of IVF success.

Racial Disparities Present in Prevalence, Access to Care and Outcomes of Infertility

Press Releases October 17, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- At the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress in Salt Lake City, researchers reported results on racial disparities in prevalence of infertility and in outcomes of treatments.

Research Reveals Ways to Improve Access to Infertility Care

Press Releases October 17, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- Many patients who need infertility care do not get it. Research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress examined several approaches to improving access to care for infertility patients.

Skill Level of Individual Doing Embryo Transfer Impacts IVF Success Rates, Can Be Influenced Through Training

Press Releases October 17, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- Two studies presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress focused on the embryo transfer success of an IVF cycle. In the first study a team from Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey examined over 2000 cases from their practice between 2011 and 2015

Report of First Baby Born Using Spindle Nuclear Transfer to Prevent Mitochondrial Disease

Press Releases September 27, 2016

In research to be reported at the Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine next month, an international team of scientists report the birth of the first baby born using a technique known as spindle nuclear transfer (SNT).

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