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China Bans Egg Freezing in Single Women to Preserve Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 04, 2015

China has banned single women using "assisted reproductive technology" to preserve their fertility for future following reports of its misuse.

Major Study Links Common Pain Killers to Infertility in Women

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 04, 2015

A new study indicates that taking several common over the counter pain relievers, like Aleve, Motrin, and Advil, can increase a woman's chances of being infertile by up to 75%, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports. 

Transgender Teen, 18, Undergoes Rare Surgery So He Can Be a Dad One Day

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 31, 2015

Cole Carman, 18, became the first transgender teen to have a surgical procedure that will give him the opportunity to have a genetic link to the kids he knows he wants one day.

Thailand Commercial Surrogacy Ban Takes Effect

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 31, 2015

A law banning commercial surrogacy took effect in Thailand on Thursday, the public health ministry said.The law made it illegal for clinics to provide surrogacy services, including the buying and selling of sperm and eggs, and the renting of wombs by surrogate mothers.

Why I Had an Abortion After Struggling With Infertility for Years

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 30, 2015

Minnesota lawyer Hannah Stein had her first abortion at 22 and went on to conceive four more children, three of them through in vitro fertilization (IVF). Yet when faced with an unplanned, unwanted pregnancy after years of infertility, Stein didn't hesitate to terminate. Stein spoke to about how struggling with infertility didn't sway her in her inherent belief that a person should be able to choose if she wants to end a pregnancy.

New Data Shows Young Cancer Patients Uninformed Of Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 29, 2015

Data suggests that many young cancer patients are completely unaware that treatment for their condition may result in fertility.

Abortion Politics Shelves Vote on IVF for Vets Bill

ASRM Bulletins July 28, 2015

Legislation (S 469) to extend IVF coverage to veterans with a service-related condition that resulted in the veteran being unable to procreate without the use of the technology was pulled from consideration by the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee today due to partisan politics having to do with abortion.

Biological clock Ticking? What You Need to Know About Freezing Your Eggs.

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 28, 2015

When Apple and Facebook announced last year that they would cover elective egg freezing for their female workers, the companies sparked a lot of curiosity about this procedure. The ability to put motherhood on hold by preserving your eggs for future use seemed like an alluring way to ease the babymaking pressure for couples who are meeting and marrying later in life.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: The Silent Disorder that Wreaks Havoc on the Body

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 28, 2015

One in every 10 women has polycystic ovary syndrome, a disorder that is the leading cause of female infertility and a risk factor for diabetes, cancer, heart disease and other life-threatening illnesses. Yet half of all women with PCOS are undiagnosed.

I'm an Unintended Consequence... I'm an Infertility Advocate

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 27, 2015

Since its inception, more than five million babies worldwide have been born as a result of IVF. And currently, one percent of all U.S. babies are born as a result of IVF each year. Despite its utilization over the past 34 years and the advancements in the science behind the procedure, the politics and "social acceptance" of undergoing IVF have not changed much at all. Infertility is a disease; the reasons for using IVF, and even getting access to it, are misunderstood and often impacted by the policies of the pro-life movement.


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