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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.  

ASRM Praises Senate for Acting to Lift Ban on VA Providing IVF Care to Wounded Veterans

Press Releases May 19, 2016

“We are thrilled the Senate voted overwhelmingly today (89-8) to take care of our wounded veterans and provide them access to the care they need to build their families.”

Human-embryo Editing Now Covered by Stem-cell Guidelines

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 13, 2016

The international society that represents stem-cell scientists has updated its research guidelines in the wake of dramatic progress in several fields — in particular in research that involves the manipulation of human embryos. The authors hope that the updated guidelines will allay various ethical concerns, and avoid the need for strict government regulations that could impede the progress of science.

Placental RNA May Help Protect Embryo from Viruses, Study Finds

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 10, 2016

A new University of Pennsylvania study found that placental cells are rich with lncRHOXF1 (red), which appears to offer the developing embryo protection from viruses.

RESOLVE’s Annual Advocacy Day is May 11, 2016

ASRM Bulletins April 20, 2016

Please join RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and ASRM President Dr. Owen Davis for RESOLVE’s annual Advocacy Day event on May 11, 2016 in Washington, DC.  RESOLVE’s Advocacy Day brings infertility patients and professionals together to advocate on Capitol Hill for legislation important to our community. This year, RESOLVE hopes to bring more than 200 advocates from all over the country to speak with Members of Congress about infertility issues.

ASRM Applauds Senate Appropriators for Passing Amendment Providing IVF Care For Wounded Veterans

Press Releases April 14, 2016

Today, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine enthusiastically applauds Senate Appropriators for passing an amendment to a funding measure to allow the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to cover the cost of reproductive services for veterans who suffered service-related injuries that prevent them from starting families.  

Key Senate Committee Approves Amendment to Provide Access to IVF for Wounded Veterans

ASRM Bulletins April 14, 2016

Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to a funding measure to allow the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to cover the cost of reproductive services, including IVF, for veterans who need infertility treatment due to injuries incurred in their service to our country.  Active duty service members injured in this manner have access to IVF care, whereas a longstanding ban on IVF coverage at the VA prevents access for similarly wounded veterans.

New Data for 2014 Show Increases in IVF Effectiveness and Safety

Press Releases April 12, 2016

Washington, DC - Today, The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology released its latest data on IVF and related procedures. In 2014, 375 SART member clinics performed 190,384 ART cycles and 65,175 babies were delivered using ART from SART clinics. These numbers may be adjusted as results come in from ongoing pregnancies. This is an increase from the 174,962 cycles done in 2013 and the births of 63,286 babies resulting from them.

New Data for 2014 Show Increases in IVF Effectiveness and Safety

ASRM Bulletins April 12, 2016

Washington, DC - Today, The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology released its latest data on IVF and related procedures. In 2014, 375 SART member clinics performed 190,384 ART cycles and 65,175 babies were delivered using ART from SART clinics. These numbers may be adjusted as results come in from ongoing pregnancies. This is an increase from the 174,962 cycles done in 2013 and the births of 63,286 babies resulting from them.

National Infertility Awareness Week is April 24-30, 2016

ASRM Bulletins April 11, 2016

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is a collaborative effort on the part of the millions of women and men diagnosed with infertility and the nation’s medical, mental health, family building experts and policymakers to raise awareness about infertility.

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.

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