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The following links have been gleaned from current news to help keep you informed on reproductive medicine's impact on our world. Note:  Some newspapers and periodicals require free registration to access their online articles. The links on this page may expire within a week of posting; however, most news web sites keep online archives with articles offered either free or available for purchase. WARNING! THE ASRM HAS NOT REVIEWED THE CONTENTS OF THE EXTERNAL WEB SITES LISTED ON THIS PAGE, NOR CAN WE ENDORSE THEM OR THE VIEWS EXPRESSED WITHIN.  

Surgeon Howard Jones, Who Pioneered IVF, Dies at 104

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 03, 2015

Surgeon Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization, died Friday at 104. Jones, who was still writing and active in his field until a recent illness, enjoyed a medical career longer than most people's lives. Although he had a series of triumphs as a surgeon, he became best known for something he achieved at age 70. In 1981, he and his wife, physician Georgeanna Jones, ushered in the birth of the first baby born through IVF in the USA.

First In Vitro Baby in US Remembers Dr. Howard Jones

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 03, 2015

Dr. Howard Jones, who made history by bringing IVF to the US, has died. His courageous and tenacious spirit helped countless couples have children through a then cutting-edge technology. He has been called a pioneer — an innovator — a brilliant scientist.

Howard W. Jones Jr., A Pioneer of Reproductive Medicine, Dies at 104

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 03, 2015

Howard W. Jones Jr., a physician who pushed the boundaries of gynecologic surgery, opened the first sex-change clinic in an American hospital and helped achieve the first birth through in vitro fertilization in the United States, died on Friday in Norfolk, Va. He was 104.

IUDs Have A New, Secret Billionaire Backer

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 31, 2015

According to a feature from Bloomberg's latest issue, titled "Warren Buffett’s Family Secretly Funded a Birth Control Revolution," the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation has been quietly providing seed funds for research on lowering the cost of IUDs, along with studies and initatives meant to increase access to and overage usage of the device.

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.

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.

Wheaton College Ends Coverage Amid Fight Against Birth Control Mandate

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 30, 2015

Taking a firm stand against Obamacare's controversial contraception mandate, Wheaton College on Friday will stop providing any health insurance for students.

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.

8 Things No One Ever Told You About Menopause

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 29, 2015

Menopause. Say the word and it instantly conjures images of hot flashes, zero amounts of sex, and a general feeling of why is this happening to me​? But don't lose your cool just yet—it's not all downhill from here on out.

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.


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