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Ethnicity Affects Sperm Quality in Infertility Patients

Denver, CO- Researchers from Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan found that semen quality differed significantly between ethnic groups in a retrospective institutional review.  African American men had lower average sperm counts and motility and more abnormal sperm forms than Caucasian men.  And Middle Eastern and African American men were more likely to suffer from azoospermia (no sperm in the ejaculate) than Caucasian men.

For Women Trying to Conceive, Going to Bed on Time May Reduce the Time It Takes to Become Pregnant

Denver, CO-  Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri presented their findings today at the ASRM’s Scientific Congress and Expo in Denver, Colorado.  In a prospective cohort study designed to determine the associations of different measures of chronodisruption with time to conception (TTC), they found that women who were trying to become pregnant, who had more regular bedtimes, took less time to conceive than those whose bedtimes were more erratic.

Advances in Transgender Reproduction

Denver, CO – Researchers as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress reported on several exciting studies in the rapidly growing field of transgender reproduction. Before undergoing medical and/or surgical transition, transgender people may freeze eggs or sperm to preserve their future fertility.  New research presented today sheds light on reproductive outcomes in this population.


Study of Female Veterans Shows High Numbers Report Being Sexual Assault Victims; Victims More Likely to be Infertile

Denver, Co – According to new research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress, a high proportion of female veterans have been victims of sexual assault. Veterans who reported infertility were found to have suffered sexual assault at even higher rates than those who did not report fertility problems.

Disparities in Ability to Access Fertility Care

Denver CO –  Research presented today at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress showed that while the likelihood of having infertility was not impacted by race, education level, income or other social indicators, the ability to access treatment for infertility was strongly impacted by social factors.

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