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IUDs Have A New, Secret Billionaire Backer

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 31, 2015

According to a feature from Bloomberg's latest issue, titled "Warren Buffett’s Family Secretly Funded a Birth Control Revolution," the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation has been quietly providing seed funds for research on lowering the cost of IUDs, along with studies and initatives meant to increase access to and overage usage of the device.

Wheaton College Ends Coverage Amid Fight Against Birth Control Mandate

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 30, 2015

Taking a firm stand against Obamacare's controversial contraception mandate, Wheaton College on Friday will stop providing any health insurance for students.

New Data Shows Young Cancer Patients Uninformed Of Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 29, 2015

Data suggests that many young cancer patients are completely unaware that treatment for their condition may result in fertility.

8 Things No One Ever Told You About Menopause

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 29, 2015

Menopause. Say the word and it instantly conjures images of hot flashes, zero amounts of sex, and a general feeling of why is this happening to me​? But don't lose your cool just yet—it's not all downhill from here on out.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: The Silent Disorder that Wreaks Havoc on the Body

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 28, 2015

One in every 10 women has polycystic ovary syndrome, a disorder that is the leading cause of female infertility and a risk factor for diabetes, cancer, heart disease and other life-threatening illnesses. Yet half of all women with PCOS are undiagnosed.

Appeals Panel Rejects No-Sex-Without-Contraception Order

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 24, 2015

A federal appeals panel says a judge in Kansas City exceeded his authority when he ordered a defendant to use contraception during his supervised release.

New Treatments for Endometriosis — A Common, Painful Disease that Causes Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 24, 2015

Endometriosis: a painful disease that kills dreams. Emily Cottrell and her husband wanted to have a baby. "If I had sought treatment sooner and been diagnosed sooner, things could have been treated before they got so bad," she said

Report: More Teen Girls Turning to Morning After Pill

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 22, 2015

More than 20 percent of sexually active teen girls have turned to the morning-after pill after the emergency contraceptive became readily available without a prescription.

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: Washing Ovarian Follicles Effectively Removes Contaminating Malignant Cells

Press Releases 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.

NICHD and CDC Request Information on Links Between Fertility Status and Overall Health

ASRM Bulletins 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.

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