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September 11, 2015
In the document, ASRM’s Ethics Committee discusses factors contributing to disparities in access to fertility treatment, its utilization, and outcomes in the United States. The disease of infertility affects both men and women and the question of who receives appropriate and effective treatment is subject to economic, racial, ethnic, geographic, and other factors that create inequalities in the population’s access to care. The Committee offers some strategies for increasing access, and calls upon all assisted reproductive technology stakeholders to address and lessen the barriers to infertility care.
August 11, 2015
James Toner, MD, SART President remarked, “We appreciate Dr. Kushnir and his colleagues’ sharing their analysis comparing the outcomes of cycles using frozen donor eggs with outcomes of fresh donor egg cycles. This year, for the first time, SART included frozen donor egg cycles in its National Report, enabling this large-scale, nationwide comparison to be done.
August 03, 2015
Boston researchers have found that, among infertility patients having IVF, men’s poultry intake is related to better fertilization rates in IVF cycles with and without intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). However, men’s consumption of processed meat, like bacon, canned meat products, and sausages, was related to poorer fertilization rates in IVF. Processed meat intake had no effect on fertilization in cycles using ICSI.
July 31, 2015
All of us within ASRM, and indeed all of us in reproductive medicine around the world, are saddened by the death of Howard Jones.
July 28, 2015
Swedish researchers have found that uterine transplant patients and their partners are doing well psychologically and do not experience higher levels of anxiety than the general population.
June 11, 2015
Belgian researchers have found that a triple-wash technique is effective for cleansing antral follicles (egg-containing cells) isolated from ovarian tissue contaminated with malignant cells, while maintaining the follicles’ viability. This is an essential step in developing a process to preserve fertility for young girls who must undergo chemotherapy to treat childhood cancer, particularly leukemia.
May 19, 2015
“We are thrilled to see the introduction of HR 2257. With introduction of this bill, Chairman Miller has made a vital step towards assuring our country lives up to its obligation to do its best to make our service members whole upon their return. For far too long, veterans whose service related injuries have left them unable to have children have not been able to access the best treatment available - In Vitro Fertilization. In fact, federal law currently bans the Department of Veterans Affairs from providing this care. Currently, active duty service members with certain classes of injuries have access to care that includes in vitro fertilization, while those who separate from service and enter the Department of VA health care system do not. This bill would rectify that inequity and address the reproductive health care needs of veterans that arose due to their service."
April 23, 2015
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announced that
Manhattan Cryobank had pledged a gift of $100,000 to endow the Society
for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU) traveling scholar program. The
gift will permanently endow funds to bring a young urologist or male
reproductive specialist to the ASRM Annual Meeting each year.
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.
April 14, 2015
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has added five more tests and treatments to its list of procedures infertility patients and their doctors need to consider carefully.