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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.

It’s Not Just Income and Geography; Demographic and Lifestyle Factors Influence Who Receives a Medical Evaluation for Infertility and Who Does Not

Press Releases January 18, 2016

Boston researchers conducting a prospective cohort study found that women who already had children, who were older, current smokers, or had a higher BMI were less likely to report having a medical evaluation for infertility than younger, slimmer, non-smoking, childless women.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine Comments on International Summit on Human Gene Editing

Press Releases December 03, 2015

Washington, DC – “The American Society for Reproductive Medicine was honored to have been invited to participate in this week’s International Summit on Human Gene Editing. The gathering enabled scientists, clinicians, ethicists, and legal experts from around the world to share perspectives on an emerging technology in the field of human genetics. 

Male Subfertility Increases the Risk of Testicular Cancer; Semen Analysis Results Point to Different Levels of Risk

Press Releases November 23, 2015

A new study out of the University of Utah looking at the incidence of common forms of cancer in males found that subfertile men-  those who have undergone semen analysis (SA) as part of an examination for fertility-  are at greater risk of developing testicular cancer than fertile men, and that the risk varies depending on which semen quality parameters are deficient.  In contrast to previous studies on sperm quality and cancer risk, they found no increased cancer risk in men with azoospermia, a complete absence of sperm in the ejaculate.

Nation’s Infertility Physicians Call for End of Coverage Ban on IVF for Veterans; ASRM/SART Announce Discounted Service Program to Fill the Void

Press Releases November 11, 2015

Washington DC – Calling the current ban on the Veterans Administration ability to provide medically-indicated infertility coverage for veterans “antiquated and unconscionable,” the nation’s fertility doctors today called on Congress to lift the statutory prohibition on covering In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). However, saying they could no longer stand by and do nothing, they also announced that many of the country’s leading infertility clinics would be offering deeply discounted care to veterans whose service-related injuries had impaired their fertility.


Press Releases October 21, 2015

The Research Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine announced the 2015 Scientific Program Prize Paper and Prize Poster awards today for research presented at the Society's 71st Annual Meeting in Baltimore. There are two equivalent prize paper awards, and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize posters.

ASRM Welcomes Owen K. Davis as President

Press Releases October 21, 2015

Baltimore, MD – Owen Davis became President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine today at the Society’s 71st Annual Meeting today in Baltimore. He served as President of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology in 2004-2005.Dr. Davis is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine and Associate Director of the IVF Program at the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. 

ASRM-SART Practice Guidelines on Number of Embryos Transferred saved over $4 billion.

Press Releases October 21, 2015

Baltimore, MD – Research presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine examined the cost savings to the US health care system that resulted from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) guidelines on number of embryos to transfer during IVF procedures.

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