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This Web page contains links to miscellaneous NIH announcements that ASRM felt were relevant enough to archive on the ASRM Web Site.

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. 

New WHO Tool Helps Guide Contraception Choices Following Childbirth

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 29, 2016

Postpartum women are among those with the greatest unmet need for family planning, yet they often do not receive the services they need to support longer birth intervals or reduce unintended pregnancies and their consequences. Analysis of data from 57 countries in 2005-2013 estimates 32 - 62% of postpartum women had an unmet need for family planning.

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.

Health Outcomes for Fertile and Sub-Fertile Mothers and Their Offspring

Press Releases October 19, 2015

Baltimore, MD – Research presented today at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) used health outcomes and vital records data to examine the impact of mothers’ health and mode of conception on children.

High Protein Diet Leads to Low Testosterone in Pre-Menopausal Women

Press Releases October 19, 2015

Baltimore, MD- A diet high in protein, especially animal protein, is significantly associated with reduced testosterone levels in healthy women. Research supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine suggests that, in healthy pre-menopausal women, consumption of high levels of protein- especially animal protein- is inversely related to testosterone levels.

FDA to Host Scientific Workshop on Labeling of Lower-Dose Estrogen Products Used to Treat Symptoms of Menopause

ASRM Bulletins October 08, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it is seeking public comment on the labeling for lower-dose estrogen products delivered vaginally and intended to treat symptoms of vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause.  It will hold a scientific workshop to seek expert opinions on whether the current “Boxed Warnings” section in the labeling is applicable in whole or in part to these lower-dose estrogen products.

Comments from ASRM and SART on “Outcomes of Fresh and Cryopreserved Oocyte Donation”

Press Releases 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. 

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