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May 20, 2013
For the first time, in Fertility and Sterility, researchers present age-specific probabilities of live birth after IVF with frozen eggs. Although IVF with frozen eggs results in lower live birth rates than fresh IVF cycles, the technique plays an important part in the treatment of infertility patients for whom embryo freezing presents religious or ethical obstacles and for patients whose cycles are interrupted.
May 08, 2013
In the June issue of the journal, Fertility and Sterility, leading experts in male reproduction and urology take a hard look at the growing clinical practice of “male rejuvenation.”
April 19, 2013
“We applaud RESOLVE for bringing attention to the very serious plight of those who suffer from the disease of infertility. This scorecard will be an important tool for state policy makers to use to assess how their state is doing in helping their citizens who suffer from infertility.”
April 10, 2013
“All of us in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine mourn the passing of Sir Robert Edwards. Dr. Edwards was a great scientist whose stellar scientific work advanced our understanding of human reproduction, human embryonic stem cells, advanced pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and revolutionized the treatment of infertility. We extend our condolences to his family, and his many friends around the world.”
April 05, 2013
"We are pleased with Judge Korman's decision ordering FDA to lift its restrictions on access to emergency contraceptives. Restricting over-the-counter access by age has historically been a political decision. We agree with the court that these decisions need to be based on science, not politics. In the field of reproductive medicine, politicians too often seek to substitute their judgment for that of physicians and their patients or the scientific evidence. This results in bad medicine and bad policy. Today's decision tells the Federal Government that science should guide policy, and we applaud that stance."
April 01, 2013
For the first time, using the latest in video technology, ASRM participated in a live online transcontinental Journal Club for practicing physicians, academics and students. The Journal Club Live™ platform featured a ten-way discussion of fellows and professors from the USA, Europe, and India well as the article's author.
March 22, 2013
US and Canadian researchers from the Hereditary Breast Cancer Study Group have found that although women carrying the BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 mutations reach menopause at an earlier average age than women who do not carry one of the mutations, BRCA carriers do not experience an increased incidence of infertility.
March 20, 2013
An international group of organizations working in women’s health and menopause, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), met in Paris in November 2012 and undertook a review of clinical guidelines on menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) and the newest research on its safety and disease prevention. In a statement to be published March 15 in the journals, Climacteric and Maturitas, the participants conclude that MHT is the most effective treatment for the symptoms of menopause, but that benefits are more likely to outweigh risks for symptomatic women before the age of 60 or within 10 years after menopause.
February 13, 2013
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) today announced that Robert W. Rebar, MD, Executive Director of the Society since 2003, has announced his retirement, effective January 1, 2014.
February 05, 2013
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) has released the latest data on assisted reproductive technologies in the United States confirming that previous years’ positive trends are continuing in some key areas. SART’s IVF Success Rate National Summary aggregates data from 379 US clinics, for 154,412 cycles resulting in the birth of 59,446 babies.