Fertility & Having Children

MO Court of Appeals Rejects Wife's Claim to IVF Pre-Implantation Emvryos as Children

Legally Speaking December 16, 2016

A Missouri appellate court has affirmed the trial court's ruling against an ex-wife in a frozen embryo dispute in that state and similar legal news.

Reproductive Health Practitioners Around the World Continue to Gain Hands-On Experience with the New ASRM Embryo Transfer Simulator

ASRM Bulletins December 07, 2016

Introduced in October 2015 at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Annual Scientific Congress, the ASRM Embryo Transfer Simulator (“Simulator”) has been successfully deployed over the last 12 months at embryo transfer simulation workshops and training sessions from Alabama to Helsinki, garnering positive response from the hundreds of physicians and healthcare professionals who have experienced working with the Simulator, most recently in Salt Lake City, UT at the ASRM 2016 Scientific Congress & Expo.

Reproductive Health Practitioners Around the World Continue to Gain Hands-On Experience with the New ASRM Embryo Transfer Simulator

Press Releases December 07, 2016

Introduced in October 2015 at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Annual Scientific Congress, the ASRM Embryo Transfer Simulator (“Simulator”) has been successfully deployed over the last 12 months at embryo transfer simulation workshops and training sessions from Alabama to Helsinki, garnering positive response from the hundreds of physicians and healthcare professionals who have experienced working with the Simulator, most recently in Salt Lake City, UT at the ASRM 2016 Scientific Congress & Expo.

Missouri Court of Appeals Upholds Individual’s Constitutional Right Not to Procreate; Finds Frozen Embryos Marital Property of Special Character

ASRM Bulletins November 16, 2016

Yesterday, in McQueen v. Gadberry, the Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the trial court that, for the purposes of Missouri’s dissolution of marriage statutes, frozen embryos are not children, but marital property of a special character (the Court’s italics), deserving of special respect.

Infertile Men Are Not Less Healthy than Fertile Men

Press Releases October 19, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- At the Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers from SUNY Stony Brook and Long Island IVF reported results from a retrospective medical records study showing that infertile men do not have more medical problems than fertile men.

Utah Researchers Find Success in Treating Obese Infertile Couples with Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Treatments and Couples Counseling

Press Releases October 19, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- Presenting at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress today, researchers from the University of Utah and Brigham Young University showed they had achieved an important success in treating obese infertile couples.

Mental Health Studies from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress

Press Releases October 18, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- Mental health was the focus of several important studies presented today at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress.

Prescription Drug Use Can Impact Male Fertility

Press Releases October 18, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- Research presented at the Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Salt Lake City shows that prescription medications can adversely affect male fertility.

Chemicals in Women’s Diet Affect IVF Success

Press Releases October 17, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- New data presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress shows that pesticides, artificial sweeteners, and sugar found in women’s diets can negatively affect their chances of IVF success.

Racial Disparities Present in Prevalence, Access to Care and Outcomes of Infertility

Press Releases October 17, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT- At the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress in Salt Lake City, researchers reported results on racial disparities in prevalence of infertility and in outcomes of treatments.

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