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J. Benjamin Younger Office of Public Affairs
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Washington, DC 20024-2188
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Addressing ASRM’s Participation in the NYSE Bell Ringing

On Wednesday, April 27th, ASRM Executive Director, Jared Robins, MD, was invited to ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange to honor National Infertility Awareness Week and to draw attention to the successes of RESOLVE’s “Coverage at Work” program, a program that we promote and support. This event was an opportunity to shed light on the need for America’s leading companies to offer infertility coverage as part of their general healthcare coverage.

ASRM Launches New Patient Advocacy Grant Program

As part of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announced today, a new $150,000 competitive grant program to be awarded to patient advocacy organizations to support advocacy efforts and educational programs for patients and communities impacted by reproductive issues.

Infertility coverage for military won’t break Pentagon bank

A pathbreaking new analysis from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Center for Policy and Leadership (ASRM CPL) and the Military Family Building Coalition (MFBC) shows that the Department of Defense could provide comprehensive infertility coverage to our nation’s active-duty military members and their families for a cost far lower than had been previously understood.

ASRM Takes Action at Home and Abroad

ASRM this week released two important documents we wanted members to be aware of:

First, we sent a letter to legislators in Missouri expressing our vehement opposition to MO HB 2810. While we are fighting restrictions on access to reproductive procedures all over the country, this one, which seeks to make medical treatment of ectopic pregnancy illegal, is so egregious we wanted to bring it to your attention. Click here to view the MO HB 2810 letter.

Second, we released a statement on events in Ukraine. ASRM is joining the chorus of voices from the medical and scientific communities in support of our members in Ukraine. Click here to view the Ukraine statement.

Infertility Treatments Remained Strong With Good Outcomes In Spite Of Covid-19, According To Three Studies Presented At The ASRM 2021 Scientific Sessions

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many aspects of healthcare and caused a great deal of psychological stress among patients and temporary barriers to traditional care, leading to questions about the impact of the pandemic on fertility and assisted reproductive treatments. However, the results of three studies presented at ASRM’S 2021 Scientific Sessions show that with proper precautions, outcomes before and during the pandemic remained very similar in several aspects of infertility care – including egg retrieval and IVF cycles.

Even With Private Insurance Coverage, Black And Hispanic Women Are Less Likely To Receive Fertility Treatment

Historically, Black and Hispanic women have been less likely to receive fertility treatment compared to white women, and it was thought that lower income or a lack of insurance coverage may be the reason. However, results of a study presented at ASRM’s 2021 Scientific Congress indicate that even with private insurance coverage and women living in states that mandate coverage for fertility treatment, disparities exist.

ASRM Announces 2021 Awards

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) today announced its major societal awards for 2021. After an organization-wide nomination process, the awardees were selected by the Executive Committee of the ASRM. Presentation of the awards will take place at the President's Gala on Sunday, October 17th, at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor.

ASRM joined ACOG, AMA, and 22 other medical groups on brief opposing the Mississippi abortion restrictions

Washington, DC- Yesterday, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), joined by 24 medical organizations, submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case challenging the Mississippi law imposing a ban on the provision of abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy for most individuals.

NICHD Announces Opportunities to Engage and Learn

NICHD launched its STrategies to enRich Inclusion and achieVe Equity (STRIVE) Initiative to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in all aspects of its research and workforce. STRIVE, which complements NIH UNITE, focuses on taking action to improve EDI within NICHD and the scientific community, and expand health disparities research to develop solutions that mitigate inequities.

ASRM Working to Ensure Patients, Not Politicians, Are in Charge of Their Reproductive Health

On September 1, after a refusal by the United States Supreme Court to intervene, the Texas "Heartbeat Bill"—an effective statewide ban of abortion—went into effect. The law, which endangers the health and well-being of countless people by banning abortions at just six weeks and deputizing private citizens to enforce the ban, has been met with international outcry and faces ongoing Constitutional scrutiny.

Fertility and Sterility August 2021 Issue Focuses on Black Patients’ and Black Physicians’ Experiences with Reproductive Medicine

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) flagship journal, Fertility and Sterility leads off its August 2021 issue on the reproductive health experiences of Black patients and Black physicians. Systemic racism has had an impact, and ripple effect, on patients seeking infertility treatments, as well as reproductive health trainees and professionals.

Congress Renews Pledge to Achieve #IVF4All

Senator Cory Booker and Congresswoman and House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro have re-introduced the Access to Infertility Care and Treatment Act, which requires certain insurers to provide coverage for infertility treatment, including fertility preservation services.

New Study Reveals Covid Vaccine Does Not Cause Female Sterility

Reports claiming that COVID-19 vaccines or illness cause female sterility are unfounded. In a recent study published in ASRM’s Fertility & Sterility F&S Reports, Randy Morris, M.D. used frozen embryo transfer as a model for comparing the implantation rates between SARS-CoV-2 vaccine seropositive, infection seropositive, and seronegative women. His study concluded that there was no difference found in serum hCG documented implantation rates or sustained implantation rates among the three groups.

ASRM Congratulates Chief Education and Science Officer and Former CEO on their Excellence in Business Recognition

“Given our long-time operational presence in Birmingham, it is quite an honor to have our Chief Education and Science Officer, Chevis Shannon, Dr.PH and our former Chief Executive Officer, Ricardo Azziz, M.D. recognized by the University of Alabama at Birmingham as business leaders. We wish them well during the virtual ceremony this evening. 

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