April 17, 2015
National Infertility Awareness Week is April 19 to 25 and ASRM is participating in a Twitter Chat on Infertility. For an hour, representatives from six diverse organizations with expertise in infertility will be tweeting the facts about the condition and answering questions like: What is infertility? How is it treated? How is infertility misunderstood? How does the infertility affect the lives of patients?
April 16, 2015
Please join RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and ASRM President Dr. Rebecca Sokol, for RESOLVE’s annual Advocacy Day event on May 14, 2015 in Washington, DC. RESOLVE’s Advocacy Day brings infertility patients and professionals together to advocate on Capitol Hill for legislation important to our community.
April 15, 2015
The problematic SGR formula that has threatened payment reductions for doctors for many years is at long last set to be repealed. Late last night, the Senate voted to pass HR 2, the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act. The Senate bill is identical to the version that passed the House of Representatives in late March. The President is expected to sign the legislation into law. The Senate vote occurred just hours before an automatic 21% cut in Medicare fees was scheduled to take effect.
April 14, 2015
ASRM has added five more tests and treatments to its list of procedures infertility patients and their doctors need to consider carefully.
April 14, 2015
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) today announced it was endorsing the statement released from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) calling for a moratorium on human clinical uses of Germ-Line Gene Editing until the safety and efficacy of the technique can be assessed.
March 30, 2015
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, America’s leading professional organization in reproductive medicine and infertility, and VirtaMmed, the world’s leader in building customized virtual reality simulation devices for medicine, are pleased to announce the development of a simulator for training in ultrasound -guided and -–unguided embryo transfer in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and in Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).
March 04, 2015
In 2013, 380 SART member clinics reported on 174,962 in vitro fertilization cycles resulting in the birth of 63,286 babies, up from 165,172 cycles and 61,740 babies born in 2012. ART babies continue to represent more than 1.5% of the children born in the US.
February 23, 2015
The Fertility and Infertility Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), in partnership with the Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), intends to hold a scientific workshop on the relationship between fertility status and overall health in 2016.
February 11, 2015
ASRM has endorsed The Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015 introduced today in the Senate by Sen. Patty Murray. The legislation is a revised version of legislation the Senator has introduced in previous sessions of Congress. ASRM has been actively working to advance this legislation and is pleased to work with the Senator and other congressional supporters on this issue.
February 05, 2015
new birth outcomes study published in Fertility and Sterility includes-
for the first time in a US-based cohort- a category of births to
mothers with an indicator of subfertility, but who did not have an ART
cycle in association with that birth. The inclusion of this group
allows an examination of birth outcomes associated with infertility
apart from ART, in addition to comparisons of outcomes of ART births
with births to mothers with and without subfertility.