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Poll: 70% Favor Legalizing Over-The-Counter Birth Control

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 21, 2014

The latest Reason-Rupe poll finds 70 percent of Americans favor legalizing over-the-counter birth control pills and patches without a doctor’s prescription, 26 percent oppose such a proposal, and 4 percent don’t know enough to say. There has been a slight uptick in support for OTC birth control, rising from 66 percent in May of 2013. Moreover, Reason-Rupe finds that women across income groups highly support legalizing OTC birth control at about the same rates.

Chemicals in Plastic 'are Making Women Less Interested in Sex': Low Libido Linked to Additives Used to Soften Materials Found in Every Home

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 21, 2014

If you fancy a pint after work then this might be the perfect excuse. Because according to researchers, drinking a pint of beer a day doubles a man’s odds of becoming a father.

A Pint of Beer a Day 'Can Double Men's Fertility': But Coffee and Being Vegetarian Cuts Odds of Conceiving

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 21, 2014

If you fancy a pint after work then this might be the perfect excuse. Because according to researchers, drinking a pint of beer a day doubles a man’s odds of becoming a father.

Coffee Consumption Linked to Male Infertility, U.S. Study Suggests

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 21, 2014

Men who drank two or more cups of strong coffee a day had just a one in five chance of becoming fathers through IVF. However, for those who drank less than a cup, the chance of having a child rose to nearly 52%.

Yes, More U.S. Men Got Vasectomies in the Recession

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 21, 2014

During the great recession of 2007-2009, urologists across the country reported more men than usual getting vasectomies amid worries about supporting bigger families in tough times. Now data from a nationwide survey backs up those anecdotal reports: Vasectomy rates really did rise as the economy tanked.

ART is Not a Major Risk Factor for Birth Defects

Press Releases October 21, 2014

New research presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) compares the health of children conceived naturally and those conceived using assisted reproductive technologies concludes that the prevalence of birth defects is low even among ART conceived children.

Use of Contraception and Family Planning Services by Female Cancer Survivors

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Female cancer survivors are at greater risk than healthy women for adverse pregnancy outcomes, but family planning counseling is not yet a consistent part of survivorship care.  Researchers presenting their work at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine have characterized the population and their practices and have identified needs to improve care for these women.

Does Getting Pregnant Faster Mean You Will Have a Boy? New Data Suggests Otherwise

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Common folklore suggests that couples who conceive quickly are more likely to have boys than girls.  Previous efforts to use data to test the truth of this belief have not led to clear answers. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) who attempted to settle this debate presented their findings at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Hawaii.

Age, Specialty of Physician Affect Patterns of Treating Menopausal Patients

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s 70th Annual Meeting revealed that physicians treating menopausal patients felt it was very important that their patients be well informed, and that the specialty of the physician and when they trained had an impact on the care they provided.

Phthalate Exposure May Affect Levels of Sexual Interest in Premenopausal Women

Press Releases October 21, 2014

It is known that exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals can interfere with sexual function in men; in a study discussed at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers present evidence that environmental exposure to phthalates might cause lower levels of interest in sexual activity in premenopausal women.

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