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The following links have been gleaned from current news to help keep you informed on reproductive medicine's impact on our world. Note:  Some newspapers and periodicals require free registration to access their online articles. The links on this page may expire within a week of posting; however, most news web sites keep online archives with articles offered either free or available for purchase. WARNING! THE ASRM HAS NOT REVIEWED THE CONTENTS OF THE EXTERNAL WEB SITES LISTED ON THIS PAGE, NOR CAN WE ENDORSE THEM OR THE VIEWS EXPRESSED WITHIN.  

A Brief History of Menstruating in Outer Space

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 26, 2016

In this unprecedented era of menstrual activism, invention, and public discourse, it was only a matter of time before period talk reached outer space. Last week, in a report published in Npj Microgravity, researchers made one of the first scientifically backed recommendations for astronauts who menstruate.

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.

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.

For Women Having IVF, Infertility Status and Diagnosis Determine Ovarian Cancer Risk

Press Releases October 20, 2015

Baltimore, Maryland—British researchers conducting an extensive record review and linkage found that in a large cohort of women who had assisted reproductive technology treatment (ART), the risk of ovarian cancer is related to the number of children they have had, their  diagnosis of female factor infertility- especially endometriosis, and being of a younger age when starting IVF.

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