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September 26, 2014
Today, in Fertility and Sterility, the World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF) has published a suite of four articles that constitute a standardized approach for researchers to use in their investigations of the disease, in its many subtypes and manifestations. Fertility and Sterility, the journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), will make the articles freely accessible for the greater benefit of the endometriosis research community.
August 27, 2014
The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine is issuing a new report, “Interests, obligations and rights in gamete donation: a committee opinion.” This report updates a prior report which discussed the interests, rights and obligations of gamete donors. It expands the discussion to include all of the parties who are involved in the process- recipient parents and their children conceived with donated gametes in addition to egg donors, sperm donors, and the clinics in which assisted reproduction using donated gametes takes place.
August 05, 2014
Fertility and Sterility, the flagship journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, today announced its latest impact measures. The Eigenfactor index increased to 0.05607, with an Article Influence score of 1,068, making Fertility and Sterility the top rated journal, by Eigenfactor, in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fertility and Sterility’s JCR impact factor also increased to 4.295.
August 05, 2014
ASRM’s Annual Meeting promises to be a special experience this year, as we convene in beautiful Hawaii. We hope you will able to join us at the Honolulu Convention Center, just down the road from Waikiki Beach.
July 24, 2014
French researchers have demonstrated the deleterious effects lymphoma treatment can have on spermatogenesis and found that, in most patients, sperm production recovers within two years post-treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.