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.
February 02, 2015
President Obama delivered to Congress his proposed fiscal year 2016
budget, which includes the Administration’s budget priorities and
proposed funding for the coming year. Given both the U.S. House and U.S.
Senate are controlled by the Republican party, the President’s proposal
will have minimal effect as Congress begins to develop its own spending
priorities for the year.
February 02, 2015
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) today announces the release of Version 1 of its ART Patient Predictor. The ART Patient Predictor is a cutting edge tool designed to allow patients to obtain a preliminary assessment of their individual prospects for success with IVF treatment.
January 15, 2015
This week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a new report,
Advancing Men’s Reproductive Health in the United States: Current Status
and Future Directions.
January 14, 2015
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a Public
Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) on birth defects prevention on January 20th,
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST. “Understanding the Causes of Major Birth
Defects: Steps to Prevention,” will feature an overview of efforts to
understand the causes of major birth defects and a discussion of the
challenges in birth defects research as well as methods for turning
research findings into effective prevention.
November 20, 2014
ASRM President and California resident Rebecca Sokol braved the East Coast cold this week to represent the society at several important events.
November 11, 2014
Professor Mats Brannstrom and colleagues from the University of Gothenburg and Stockholm IVF announced the birth of a healthy baby to a patient following a uterine transplant. The announcement came over the weekend ahead of scheduled publication in the Lancet. Dr. Brannstrom, who published much of the preliminary work on uterine transplant in Fertility and Sterility, will be giving the Society of Reproductive Surgeons Plenary Lecture at the ASRM Annual Meeting in Honolulu on Monday, October 20.