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Over 63,000 Babies Born from IVF Cycles Performed in 2013

Press Releases March 03, 2015

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology is pleased to release its report for the year 2013 on assisted reproductive technology in the United States. In 2013, 380 SART member clinics reported on 174,962 in vitro fertilization cycles resulting in the birth of 63,286 babies, up from 165,172 cycles and 61,740 babies born in 2012.  ART babies continue to represent more than 1.5% of the children born in the US.

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: Heightened Risks Identified for Births to Subfertile Women Conceiving without Assisted Reproductive Technology

Press Releases February 20, 2015

A new birth outcomes study published in Fertility and Sterility includes- for the first time in a US-based cohort-  a category of births to mothers with an indicator of subfertility, but who did not have an ART cycle in association with that birth.   The inclusion of this group allows an examination of birth outcomes associated with infertility apart from ART, in addition to comparisons of outcomes of ART births with births to mothers with and without subfertility.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine Proud to Support the Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015

Press Releases February 11, 2015

“The ASRM is proud to support The Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015 and is thrilled Senator Murray has introduced it.”“Part of supporting our service members as they return to civilian life needs to include making sure they can have a family. The Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015 gives veterans injured in the line of duty their best chance at building a family. The members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine look forward to working with Senator Murray and other Congressional champions on its passage.”

Physician Group Unveils New On-Line Patient Predictor of IVF Success

Press Releases January 28, 2015

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) today announces the release of Version 1 of its ART Patient Predictor. The ART Patient Predictor is a cutting edge tool designed to allow patients to obtain a preliminary assessment of their individual prospects for success with IVF treatment.

Apply to Attend The Best of ESHRE-ASRM, March 5-7, 2015 in New York City! (spaces are limited)

Press Releases January 13, 2015

As March begins, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) joins with the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in New York City to present an educational program focusing on the latest techniques in diagnosing and treating infertility and diseases of the reproductive system.

ASRM Celebrates November as National Adoption Month

Press Releases November 19, 2014

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine joins in recognizing November as National Adoption Month.  First proclaimed by President Bill Clinton in November 1995, it is a month to acknowledge the special families brought into being through love and hard work, rather than biology, and to share information and encouragement with those who are on the adoption road to family-building.

Dairy Intake Improves Reproductive Outcomes

Press Releases October 22, 2014

Women Whose Diet Includes More Dairy Have Higher Live Birth Rates After IVF, and a Maternal Diet High in Butterfat Can Ameliorate the Effects of BPA Exposure on Embryos in Rats

Most State Infertility Insurance Mandates Leave Out the Male

Press Releases October 22, 2014

Researchers at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine showed that of the few states with any kind of mandatory health insurance coverage for infertility, only a minority require coverage for male factor infertility.

Male in Infertile Couples Experience Psychological Stress and Sexual Dysfunction During the Fertile Period

Press Releases October 22, 2014

For the male partners in infertile couples, the fertile, ovulatory period is particularly stressful and sexual dysfunction is common.  South Korean researchers report their evaluation of the sexual function and stress levels of men who were pursuing timed intercourse with their female partners in their effort to achieve pregnancy.

Contact With High-Level Disinfectants Leads to Longer Time to Pregnancy for the Nurses Exposed to Them on the Job

Press Releases October 22, 2014

While healthcare providers come into contact with many risks to their own health, they probably don’t suspect that the chemicals they use to sterilize equipment and surfaces could be affecting their reproductive health.  Researchers presenting their work today at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine have shown otherwise, identifying an occupational risk to female nurses’ fertility: exposure to high-level disinfectants.

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