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Egg Donors Report Good Long-Term Physical Health Status and Satisfaction with their Experience

Philadelphia, PA- Researchers shared results today, at the 75th Annual Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, that most egg donors surveyed  reported positive feelings about their donation experience and continuing good health years after their donation.  Dr. Jennifer Blackmore and her colleagues analyzed responses to an anonymous survey completed by 36 egg donors who donated between 2008 and 2019 at New York University’s Langone Fertility Center. 

Men, Seriously. What Are You Thinking?

Philadelphia, PA- A preliminary analysis of results from an online survey show that men in the United States know somewhat less about fertility and infertility treatment than women do and are particularly optimistic- or confused- when it comes to what they think they know about female fertility and age.

Revised Guidelines Expanding Single Embryo Transfer Guidelines Result in Fewer Multiple Births at the Clinic Level and the National Level, Without a Decline in Live Birth Rates

Philadelphia, PA- Today, at the 75th Annual Scientific Congress and Expo of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center presented results from a retrospective cohort study in which they compared Assisted Reproductive Technology outcomes in women under 38 years of age from the two years before and the two years after the 2017 revision of the ASRM/SART embryo transfer recommendations. The data showed a significant reduction in the number of embryos transferred and in twin pregnancy rates, but no reduction in over all live birth rates after the new recommendations were published and implemented. 

The Higher the Motile Sperm Count, the Greater the Number of Historical Kinfolk; Sperm Quality Measure May Be Heritable

Philadelphia, PA- Utah researchers presented a study today at ASRM’s 75th Scientific Congress and Expo showing that there is a relationship between a man’s total motile sperm count (TMC) as a marker of fertility, and the number of offspring his ancestors had through several generations. The better an individual’s TMC, the more children his ancestors had.

Racial Disparities in Fertility Care Persist

Philadelphia, PA – Research presented today at the 75th Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine showed that while there had been a slight uptick in the use of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) among African American women over the last decade, significant disparities remain.

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