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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.  

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.

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.

Reproductive Medicine Group Tackles Access to Care

Press Releases April 05, 2016

Today, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) released a white paper on the current state of patients’ access to fertility care in the United States and outlining steps we can take to improve that access.  At the same time, the Society’s flagship journal, Fertility and Sterility, is publishing online a series of articles addressing specific challenges patients may face when seeking needed fertility care.

ASRM Files Amicus Brief in Missouri

Press Releases March 30, 2016

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) today filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in McQueen-Gadberry v.Gadberry, a case in Missouri where a now-divorced couple are fighting over dispositional control of embryos created using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). The brief does not take a stand as to which party should be granted control. Rather, ASRM's brief is aimed at helping the court assess the "personhood" arguments advanced on appeal by other organizations opposed to ART, including the lack of any biological, ethical, or legal basis for those arguments, and their profoundly negative implications for fertility care.

ASRM Announces New Name for Fall Gathering: The 2016 ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo

Press Releases February 26, 2016

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announced today that the name of its Annual Meeting will change to “ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo” effective this year.

ASRM Statement on First American Uterine Transplant

Press Releases February 26, 2016

Statement attributable to Owen Davis, MD, President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.“We would like to offer our congratulations to our colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic on the performance of the first uterine transplant in the United States. Uterine transplant is complex scientifically, surgically  and ethically, and the Cleveland Clinic has handled all those aspects well.

ASRM STATEMENT ON ZIKA VIRUS

Press Releases February 09, 2016

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is closely following developments related to the Zika virus. At this point, it seems clear the virus has implications for reproduction and that it can be transmitted through sexual activity and reproductive tissues. 

ASRM Comments on the Institute of Medicine’s Report on Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques

Press Releases February 03, 2016

“We applaud the Committee’s finding that mitochondrial transfer techniques may be ethically used for families at risk of having a child affected by mitochondrial disease. We agree with the Committee that the health and safety of the children born using these methods is of paramount concern and that initial clinical investigations should be limited to women at risk of transmitting serious mitochondrial disease to their children and that the children born from cycles using the procedure must be followed carefully.

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.

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