October 29, 2013
The Governor signed into law AB 460, a bill to protect infertility insurance coverage decisions from discrimination based on sexual orientation. Insurance coverage for infertility is based on a definition of infertility that requires the inability to conceive a pregnancy or carry a pregnancy to a live birth after a year or more of regular sexual relations without contraception. Failure to have an opposite sex partner renders this definition impractical, hence the need for legislation. Language in the bill clarified that nothing in this bill should interfere with the clinical judgment of a physician and surgeon, and that insurers and HMOs are prohibited from making coverage decisions on a discriminatory basis.
October 15, 2013
Researchers at the International Federation for Fertility Societies/American Society for Reproductive Medicine meeting today presented work investigating options for preserving the fertility of children with diseases including cancers. A common side effect of some cancer treatments is impaired fertility. In adult patients, collection and freezing of sperm or eggs is becoming increasing utilized, however, such treatments in children has been more challenging. These new studies show significant improvements in offering such treatments to both boys and girls.
September 24, 2013
Toxic chemicals in the environment harm our ability to reproduce, negatively affect pregnancies, and are associated with numerous other long-term health problems, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). In a joint Committee Opinion, The College and ASRM urge ob-gyns to advocate for government policy changes to identify and reduce exposure to toxic environmental agents.
May 20, 2013
For the first time, in Fertility and Sterility, researchers present age-specific probabilities of live birth after IVF with frozen eggs. Although IVF with frozen eggs results in lower live birth rates than fresh IVF cycles, the technique plays an important part in the treatment of infertility patients for whom embryo freezing presents religious or ethical obstacles and for patients whose cycles are interrupted.
July 11, 2012
Linking to ReproductiveFacts.org helps your patients find the best and most reliable information about reproductive health on the internet.
ASRM International Activities
May 21, 2012
The FIGO Committee on Reproductive Medicine (FIGO CRM) was established in October, 2009 under the Chairmanship of Dr. David Adamson, (USA). Other Committee members include Siladitya Bhattacharya, Co-chair (UK), John Collins (Canada), Klaus Diedrich (Germany), Silke Dyer (South Africa), Egbert te Velde (Netherlands), Christine Robinson (UK), PC Wong (Singapore) and Fernando Zegers-Hochschild (Chile). The mission of the FIGO CRM is to create access to quality reproductive medical care for women across the world.