Other Reproductive Medicine Issues

Nation’s Fertility Doctors Praise Pentagon’s Fertility Preservation Program

Press Releases January 29, 2016

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology offered praise today to Defense Secretary Ash Carter following his announcement that the Department of Defense would implement a two year pilot project to provide fertility preservation benefits to members of the Armed Services. The program will also examine ways to broaden the current, yet limited, policy providing reduced cost IVF benefits to active duty service members.

Here's How Men Deal With Erectile Dysfunction

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 29, 2016

The Superdrug Online Doctor looked at an erectile dysfunction forum to gain insight into who is actually suffering from ED and how it affects them by analyzing the posts and comments. They looked at posts and comments about ED from 3,962 users. So there's a really well-rounded look about how men talk about erectile dysfunction to other men that are struggling.

Anatomy And Physiology: Human Body Becomes Asymmetrical After Embryo Develops Differences

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 29, 2016

Most of us have noticed the inevitable with our bodies — one foot, one hand, or one eye is bigger than the other. These differences may be due to a variety of factors, like handedness or injuries, but it’s important to remember we’re not symmetrical beings. In TED-Ed’s latest video, "Why are human bodies asymmetrical?" host Leo Q. Wan explains that although the human body looks symmetrical on the outside, most of our vital organs are arranged asymmetrically.

Pentagon Extends Maternity and Paternity Leave for Military Families

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 29, 2016

Defense Sec. Ashton B. Carter announced a series of initiatives on Thursday designed to make the military a more family-friendly employer, extending maternity leave across the force and expanding access to child care and expensive reproductive technologies.

Nominate Your Colleagues for an AMA Award

ASRM Bulletins January 27, 2016

The AMA Foundation’s Excellence in Medicine Awards program, with support from Pfizer Inc., recognizes physicians who exemplify the highest values of volunteerism, leadership and dedication to underserved populations, and present inspirational physician stories to the medical community and public. Please consider nominating a physician you know that exemplifies these attributes.

How the World's Governments Have Regulated Human Genome Editing

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 26, 2016

Three members of McGill University’s Centre of Genomics and Policy—Rosario Isasi, Erika Kleiderman, and Centre Director Bartha Maria Knoppers—have published a global survey of restrictions on modifying the human genome. The article, which appears in Science and is free to access, comes in the midst of a simmering debate about CRISPR gene editing, a powerful technique for rewriting living genomes, which has already been used at least once in (nonviable) human embryos and inspired calls for a voluntary moratorium on editing human egg, sperm, and embryonic cells.

India Scales Back 'Rent-a-Womb' Services

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 26, 2016

Long before she married, at 14, Sushila Sunar had stopped going to school. She never learned to read. After her two children were born, she broke rocks at a construction site for a few dollars a day, the only work she could find. Then a woman approached Sunar with a job that paid nearly $6,000, a sum so large she and her husband felt she could not refuse. She became a surrogate mother, delivering a light-skinned baby for a foreign couple she never met.

ASRM is Seeking a Chief Scientific Officer

ASRM Announcements January 19, 2016

ASRM is seeking a high energy, forward thinking professional to fill the position of Chief Scientific Officer for the society.

Send an REI Fellow to Boot Camp!

ASRM Announcements January 19, 2016

Did you know you can help make a difference in the career of an REI fellow? You can!...send your fellows to a two-day surgical training program, or "boot camp", co-sponsored by the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons.

ASRM Chief Scientific Officer Andrew La Barbera Will Retire at the End of 2016

ASRM Bulletins January 08, 2016

This week, Andrew La Barbera, PhD, HCLD announced that, at the end of 2016, he will retire from his post as Chief Scientific Officer of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

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