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Publications may be obtained at your local library or bookstore or in some cases ordered from the publisher’s address provided. Generally, titles reviewed on this site are restricted to those published within the last five years. This list is in no way comprehensive or intended to replace, dictate, or fully define evaluation and treatment by a qualified professional. It is intended solely as an aid for persons seeking general information on issues in reproductive medicine. The views expressed in these book reviews are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

New Study Documents High Cost of Endometriosis Care

Press Releases October 19, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- New research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress quantified the heavy financial burden that endometriosis puts on patients.

Greater Lean Body Mass Means Less Risk of Vertebral Fracture in Post-Menopausal Women

Press Releases October 19, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- A serious health concern for women after the menopause, osteoporosis and associated risks of bone breakage may be influenced by body composition.

Chemicals in Women’s Diet Affect IVF Success

Press Releases October 17, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- New data presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress shows that pesticides, artificial sweeteners, and sugar found in women’s diets can negatively affect their chances of IVF success.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Increases Risk of Eating Disorders, PCOS Symptoms Diminish After Bariatric Surgery

Press Releases October 17, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- Two studies presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress looking at Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) show that bariatric surgery can improve androgen excess and ovarian enlargement as well as result in weight loss, and that women with PCOS are at increased risk for eating disorders.

Reproductively, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Are Bad News:

Press Releases October 17, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- New science presented at the Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine makes clear the harmful effects endocrine disrupting chemicals have on the children of men exposed to phthalates, pre-conception, and on young female mammals exposed to an estrogen disrupting chemical at a particularly vulnerable stage of their development. And a health literacy study in which women seeking fertility care answered questions about environmental chemical exposure showed they were less informed about endocrine disruptors than other harmful chemicals.

CDC Issues New Guidance for Healthcare Providers Caring for Women of Reproductive Age

ASRM Bulletins March 25, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new interim guidance on how to counsel patients about the ZIKA virus.

ASRM Joins ACOG and Other Medical Groups in Supreme Court Fight for Access to Contraception

ASRM Bulletins February 18, 2016

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine joined ACOG and other medical groups to file an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in Zubik v. Burwell.  The case concerns the issue of whether the Affordable Care Act’s accommodations for religious employers violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Patients Prefer to Have a Singleton- Unless They Had Twins

Press Releases October 21, 2015

Baltimore, MD- Researchers presenting their work at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine are finding that patients’ prior treatment experiences strongly influence their attitudes toward single embryo transfer (SET).

Intense Menopausal Symptoms of HIV Positive Women Are Most Often Not Addressed

Press Releases October 20, 2015

Baltimore, MD- A new study reported at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests that women living with HIV infection experience intense symptoms during the menopausal transition that can severely affect the quality of their lives- symptoms which frequently go untreated.

Intense Menopausal Symptoms of HIV Positive Women Are Most Often Not Addressed(2)

Press Releases October 20, 2015

Baltimore, MD- A new study reported at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests that women living with HIV infection experience intense symptoms during the menopausal transition that can severely affect the quality of their lives- symptoms which frequently go untreated.

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