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June 11, 2015
Belgian researchers have found that a triple-wash technique is effective for cleansing antral follicles (egg-containing cells) isolated from ovarian tissue contaminated with malignant cells, while maintaining the follicles’ viability. This is an essential step in developing a process to preserve fertility for young girls who must undergo chemotherapy to treat childhood cancer, particularly leukemia.
May 19, 2015
“We are thrilled to see the introduction of HR 2257. With introduction of this bill, Chairman Miller has made a vital step towards assuring our country lives up to its obligation to do its best to make our service members whole upon their return. For far too long, veterans whose service related injuries have left them unable to have children have not been able to access the best treatment available - In Vitro Fertilization. In fact, federal law currently bans the Department of Veterans Affairs from providing this care. Currently, active duty service members with certain classes of injuries have access to care that includes in vitro fertilization, while those who separate from service and enter the Department of VA health care system do not. This bill would rectify that inequity and address the reproductive health care needs of veterans that arose due to their service."
April 23, 2015
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announced that
Manhattan Cryobank had pledged a gift of $100,000 to endow the Society
for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU) traveling scholar program. The
gift will permanently endow funds to bring a young urologist or male
reproductive specialist to the ASRM Annual Meeting each year.
April 14, 2015
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) today announced it was endorsing the statement released from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) calling for a moratorium on human clinical uses of Germ-Line Gene Editing until the safety and efficacy of the technique can be assessed.
April 14, 2015
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has added five more tests and treatments to its list of procedures infertility patients and their doctors need to consider carefully.
March 30, 2015
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, America’s leading professional organization in reproductive medicine and infertility, and VirtaMed, the world’s leader in building customized virtual reality simulation devices for medicine, are pleased to announce the development of a simulator for training in ultrasound -guided and -unguided embryo transfer in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).
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.
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.
February 11, 2015
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.”
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