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What Causes Infertility? Learn The Truth Behind These 8 Common Myths

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 21, 2015

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve known that I’ve wanted to have children; but ever since I was 22, when I began to hear some of the most prominent myths about what causes infertility, I’ve been worried that I would never be able to have them.

Things to Know About the Sperm Bank Industry

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 20, 2015

Sperm banking is a huge industry that has been around for decades but one that is relatively loosely regulated in the U.S. Here are some things to know about the industry.

Sperm Bank Sued After Donor Details Emerge 7 Years Later

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 20, 2015

He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot. That's why Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson say they chose Donor 9623 to be the biological father of their child.Then last June, almost seven years after Collins gave birth to a son conceived with his sperm, they got a batch of emails from the sperm bank that unexpectedly — and perhaps mistakenly — included the donor's name. That set them on a sleuthing mission that quickly revealed he is schizophrenic, dropped out of college and had been arrested for burglary, they said in a lawsuit filed March 31 in Atlanta.

In Vitro Fertilization Accounts for 1.5% of Births in the USA

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 17, 2015

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology represents the greater majority of in vitro fertilization clinics in the United States. Their report showed that doctors at these clinics performed 165,172 procedures, including IVF, with 61,740 babies born as a result of those efforts in 2012. In 2012 in the USA, more than 3.95 million babies were born. IVF treatments account for about 1.5% of all babies born in the United States in 2012.

Study: Millennials Overconfident About Future Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 17, 2015

A new study claims that an overwhelming number of young people are overconfident in their abilities to conceive in their 30s, once their career gets going.

ProCreation: Women Share Stories of Infertility Through Artwork

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 17, 2015

A May exhibit invites women to submit very personal art and artifacts.

RESOLVE’s Annual Advocacy Day Event is May 14, 2015

ASRM Bulletins April 16, 2015

Please join RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and ASRM President Dr. Rebecca Sokol, for RESOLVE’s annual Advocacy Day event on May 14, 2015 in Washington, DC.  RESOLVE’s Advocacy Day brings infertility patients and professionals together to advocate on Capitol Hill for legislation important to our community.

Attorney General Says Fertility Law for Same-Sex Couples May Discriminate Against Straight Ones

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 16, 2015

A law passed this session to end discrimination against lesbian couples seeking advanced fertility treatments in Maryland may have "inadvertently" introduced discrimination against straight couples, according to Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh.

U Fertility Med Center Will Close in Summer

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 16, 2015

The University of Minnesota’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health is closing its Reproductive Medicine Center this summer, after three of its physicians announced their departure.

China Cracks Down on Surrogate Births, Even as Infertility Rises

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 15, 2015

The central government has said it will take a tougher stance on surrogacy, a practice that has grown underground in China as infertility has increased.

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