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Site Maintenance Sept 24th at 4-6:30am

Site Maintenance on the ASRM, SART, and ReproductiveFacts.org websites has been scheduled for:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
4:00 am - 6:30 am Central Time
 
During this time, you will be unable to use these websites.

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Focus on Genetic Testing

Litigation involving mistakes in genetic testing outcomes or reports are not new, but the exponential increase in genetic testing in assisted reproductive technologies, including carrier screening, PGT, using mosaic embryos and the potential for gene-editing, has fueled new genetic-based lawsuits and variables.

New Hampshire Expands Fertility Coverage to Employer-Sponsored Health Plans

On August 1st, Republican Governor Chris Sununu of New Hampshire signed SB 279 into law. This bill, passed by the legislature in late June, will expand insurance coverage for fertility care by requiring employer-sponsored plans to cover the care as well as the storage of sperm, eggs and embryos for the length of the policy. Group plans will also be required to cover fertility preservation for patients who must undergoe medically necessary treatment that may cause iatrogenic infertility. The new law will take effect on January 1, 2020.

House Passes National Defense Authorization Act with Language Addressing Infertility in Servicewomen; Rep. Scott Introduces Fibroid Awareness Resolution

On July 12th, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020 by a vote of 220-197. The House version of the NDAA includes language calling for a Study on Infertility Among Members of the Armed Forces no later than 180 days after enactment. The findings will then be reported back to the members of the House Committee on Armed Services. The study will assess the number of members of the Armed Forces serving as of the date of the study who are diagnosed with common causes of infertility, such as: 

Guidance for Providers Caring for Women and Men Of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

This is an update of the ASRM Zika virus guidance for providers that addresses the care of non-pregnant patients desiring pregnancy, originally released in September 2016 and updated in August 2018. This revised document reflects the changes that the CDC has made on its Blood and Tissue Safety webpage to more clearly communicate epidemiological information about the risk of Zika virus infection outside of the U.S., with links to the updated CDC webpages. In addition, the most recent information about Zika virus infection risk within the U.S. is included.

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