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This Web page contains links to miscellaneous U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcements that ASRM felt were relevant enough to archive on the ASRM Web Site. You can visit the FDA's web site at http://www.fda.gov/ 

Indian Doctors Raise IVF Concerns After Woman in her 70s Gives Birth

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 13, 2016

Doctors in India have raised concerns about IVF treatment in the country, after a couple in their 70s had their first child after 46 years of marriage. Daljinder Kaur, who does not have a birth certificate but is thought be in her 70s, gave birth to a boy last month after two years of fertility treatment using donor eggs at a clinic in the northern state of Haryana.

Allergic to Sperm - When Sex Becomes Dangerous

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 13, 2016

If an allergic reaction to a partner's sperm sounds bad, know that men can even become allergic to their own ejaculate. Luckily, those afflicted still have reason to hope for a decent sex life.

Level of Hormone Can Predict Bone Loss in Menopause, Study Says

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 13, 2016

Lower levels of a hormone produced by the ovaries is associated with a woman's risk for bone loss during menopause, according to a recent study. Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles found testing levels of anti-mullerian hormone in women who are pre- or early-menopausal shows their likely rate for bone loss, suggesting early intervention may be possible to slow or prevent the condition.

ASRM Issues Guidance Document on Zika Virus

Press Releases April 07, 2016

Washington DC – The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) today issued a new document “Guidance for Providers Caring for Women and Men of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure.”  The report is intended to help physicians and other health care providers who are treating and counseling patients concerned about Zika’s impact on reproduction.

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.

ASRM STATEMENT ON ZIKA VIRUS

ASRM Bulletins February 09, 2016

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is closely following developments related to the Zika virus. At this point, it seems clear the virus has implications for reproduction and that it can be transmitted through sexual activity and reproductive tissues. 

ASRM STATEMENT ON ZIKA VIRUS

Press Releases February 09, 2016

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is closely following developments related to the Zika virus. At this point, it seems clear the virus has implications for reproduction and that it can be transmitted through sexual activity and reproductive tissues. 

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.

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