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ASRM Board Member Writes on Contraception as Health Care, Not a Religious Issue

Press Releases July 18, 2014

In an editorial in this month’s issue of Fertility and Sterility, Dr. Marcelle Cedars discusses the politics of hormonal contraception. Dr. Cedars advances the argument that family planning, contraceptive use and access are not religious issues; they are health issues.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine Comments on Hobby Lobby Decision Statement Attributable to Rebecca Sokol, MD, President

ASRM Bulletins July 01, 2014

“We profoundly disagree with the Supreme Court's decision today. Simply put, the moral views of a patient's boss should have no bearing on his or her ability to access needed medical treatments. Allowing an employer to impose their beliefs about reproduction on their staff is simply wrong, particularly when those beliefs are so clearly misinformed on the scientific and medical facts.   

Female Veterans' High Risk of Sexual Assault Affects Fertility and Reproductive Decision-Making

Press Releases May 30, 2014

Women veterans in the United States are at high risk of sexual assault throughout their lifetimes and  especially during their military service.  Exposure to sexual assault increases the likelihood that they will delay, forego, or terminate a pregnancy and may increase their risk of infertility.

Aging Women Should Move More Quickly to IVF

Press Releases May 08, 2014

A new study demonstrates that, for couples of older reproductive age with unexplained infertility, immediate IVF is the most efficient treatment, resulting in fewer treatment cycles and a higher live birth rate.

ASRM Achieves NGO Status with World Health Organization

Press Releases April 03, 2014

Washington DC - The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announced that it had joined into official relations as a Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) with the World Health Organization beginning in 2014. The WHO Executive Board voted to approve ASRM's application earlier in the year.

America's Reproductive Medical Specialists Speak on Hobby Lobby Case

Press Releases March 31, 2014

As the highest court in the land convenes to hear Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., we are pleased to join with our colleagues throughout medicine to support the inclusion of contraception as an essential health benefit.  We are a proud signatory to an amicus curia brief laying out the vital medical issues at stake.

ASRM Issues Report on Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain

Press Releases March 18, 2014

The Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine today issued a new report on endometriosis - its treatment, incidence, and mechanism of associated pelvic pain.

How will Infertility Care Be Affected by the Affordable Care Act?

Press Releases February 27, 2014

It is clear that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is going to have an impact on the 10% of American couples who experience infertility.   It is not entirely clear, though, what the law’s ultimate effects will be.

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Releases New Annual Report on In Vitro Fertilization Procedures

Press Releases February 17, 2014

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) has released its 2012 report on assisted reproductive technologies in the United States. SART’s 379 member clinics performed 165,172 cycles, or procedures involving IVF, in 2012.  These procedures resulted in the birth of 61,740 babies, an increase of more than 2000 infants from 2011. There were an estimated 3.9 million babies born in the US in 2012, thus IVF babies now constitute over 1.5% of all births. This is the largest number of cycles, of babies and percentage of babies born through IVF ever reported.

Pre-Menopausal Removal of Ovaries Accelerates Bone Loss and Carotid Artery Thickening in Post-Menopausal Women

Press Releases February 14, 2014

Women  who are more than 10 years post-menopause and who have had their ovaries removed lose bone mineral density at twice the rate of those who have kept their ovaries and they show greater progression in the thickening of the carotid artery. Oophorectomy appears to put women at higher risk for developing both osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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