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The alternative infertility treatment that's helping some women get pregnant

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 30, 2015

Any woman who is struggling with infertility will tell you that one of the worst parts of going through in vitro fertilization (IVF) are the daily hormone injections. And for some women, those injections could even be downright dangerous.Although IVF is still considered the gold standard, there’s an infertility treatment available that is offering hope — in vitro maturation (IVM). IVM has the potential to improve the chances for women to have babies without a long course of hormones.  

Progesterone May Not Help Women With History of Miscarriages, Study Finds

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 30, 2015

Giving progesterone to women who have had three or more miscarriages does not improve their chances of carrying a pregnancy to term, according to a study published on Wednesday.

Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 30, 2015

In recent weeks, two major medical organizations have issued independent warnings about toxic chemicals in products all around us. Unregulated substances, they say, are sometimes linked to breast and prostate cancer, genital deformities, obesity, diabetes and infertility.

Parasitic worm “Increases Women’s Fertility”

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 23, 2015

Infection with a species of parasitic worm increases the fertility of women, say scientists.

This is why a Mouse's sperm is Longer than an Elephant's

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 20, 2015

There are competing ideas about why sperm size differs among animals. One idea holds that small animals and large animals have wildly different metabolic constraints. Small animals with high metabolisms are better able to produce new sperm cells than large animals that form new cells more slowly.

Divorced Couple's Embryos Can Be Discarded, Rules California Judge

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 20, 2015

A woman must abide by an agreement with her ex-husband to destroy five frozen embryos if they got a divorce, despite her contention that they represent her last chance to have children, a California judge ruled Wednesday.

Italian scientists Used 'chromosomally Abnormal' Embryos to Produce 6 Healthy Babies

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 20, 2015

Embryos with a mix of normal and abnormal chromosomes implanted during in vitro fertilization (IVF) can develop into healthy newborns, a small new study suggests.

Foreign Couples in Limbo After India Restricts Surrogacy Services

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 18, 2015

Gea Bassett and Doug Smith of Seattle counted on a surrogacy service in India to fulfill their years’ long desire to have a second child. Now the couple is scrambling to recover their frozen fertilized eggs from a Mumbai fertility clinic after the country’s recent move to bar foreigners from hiring surrogate mothers.

Nation’s Infertility Physicians Call for End of Coverage Ban on IVF for Veterans; ASRM/SART Announce Discounted Service Program to Fill the Void

Press Releases November 11, 2015

Washington DC – Calling the current ban on the Veterans Administration ability to provide medically-indicated infertility coverage for veterans “antiquated and unconscionable,” the nation’s fertility doctors today called on Congress to lift the statutory prohibition on covering In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). However, saying they could no longer stand by and do nothing, they also announced that many of the country’s leading infertility clinics would be offering deeply discounted care to veterans whose service-related injuries had impaired their fertility.

ASRM and SART Announce “Serving Our Veterans” Program

ASRM Bulletins November 11, 2015

Today on Veterans’ Day, ASRM and SART have announced the “Serving Our Veterans” Program under which participating clinics are offering discounts to injured veterans in need of IVF services in response to the inability of Congress to pass legislation to provide this care.


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