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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.  

EEVA Fertility Treatment

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 27, 2015

As many as 1.5 million married couples in the United States have a difficult time starting a family, and many of them turn to fertility experts for help. Now a new technology is increasing the odds that an implanted embryo will result in a successful pregnancy and delivery.

New Study is Shedding Light on the Safety of Infertility Options

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 26, 2015

Many couples trying to start a family need medical intervention before they can conceive. About 15 percent of all married couples in the United States have a tough time conceiving. Many turn to assisted reproductive technologies or art, including in vitro fertilization. A major, published study is shedding new light on the safety of infertility options.

What Veterans Affairs Won’t Pay for: Chance for the Wounded to Have kids

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 26, 2015

VA will not pick up the bill for in vitro fertilization, which fertility experts say offers those with spinal cord and genital injuries the best hope for a biological child.

High Cost of Fertility Treatment Sends Many into Debt

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 22, 2015

Many women who want a baby aren't letting the high cost of fertility treatments dissuade them—and are carrying loads of debt as a result.A new survey found that 44 percent of women who sought fertility treatment racked up more than $10,000 in debt, with about a third of them using credit cards to finance at least part of that expenditure.

IVF Bid for Swedish Singles Moves Forward

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 22, 2015

Plans to allow single women in Sweden to have fertility treatment funded by taxpayers are expected to come into force next year. The new rules would allow the same reproductive rights to singles as women in a relationship. 

Study Says This Type of Guy Has the Healthiest Sperm

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 21, 2015

The research suggests that intelligence and humor are biology's way of attracting a mate. After putting 400 Vietnam War veterans through intense mental tests, the study "found that men who scored high on a battery of intelligence tests boasted high counts of healthy sperm. Whereas, low scorers tended to have fewer and more sickly sperm."

8 Surprising Facts About Male Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 21, 2015

From riding bikes to wearing tighty whities and, ironically, using sex toys, there are lots of rumors and myths surrounding male infertility.

Sperm Recognized as Property in B.C. Case; Donors win $6.2M Settlement

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 21, 2015

VANCOUVER — The University of B.C. has agreed to compensate hundreds of cancer victims whose sperm was inadvertently destroyed, in a settlement that recognizes for the first time sperm as property.

Investigating the Benefits of 'Sticky Sperm' for IVF

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 20, 2015

Scientists from the University of Leeds are investigating whether a molecule usually found in moisturisers and skin creams could improve IVF success rates in the UK. Embryologists running a clinical trial at the University are investigating whether hyaluronic acid, normally found in beauty products which are designed to maintain elasticity in the skin and keep hair and joints hydrated, helps sperm stick to the human egg when it is released from the ovary. 

Barcode Your Egg and Sperm Cells to Avoid IVF Mix-ups

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 20, 2015

WHAT a mix-up. How can a couple undergoing IVF be sure that the right egg and sperm have been used? A personalised barcode for their sex cells could be the answer.


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