News and Research

Lena Dunham Has Endometriosis, Here are 5 Facts About the Disease

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine February 10, 2016

This isn't surprising at all, considering that endometriosis is mostly mysterious and difficult to diagnose — yet, as Dunham notes, incredibly common in women of reproductive age. Here are five important facts about the condition.

Sperm Banks Draft Zika Virus Policy

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine February 10, 2016

Some sperm banks and fertility societies are taking steps to keep the Zika virus out of their supplies of donor sperm to avoid infecting women trying to get pregnant.

California Considers Funding Controversial Research: Editing Genes in Human Embryos

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine February 10, 2016

The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine was created in 2004 to fund stem cell research, after the federal government stopped paying for most experiments with human embryos. Now the state agency is considering underwriting another controversial use of embryos that the federal government won’t support — editing their genes.

President Sends FY 2017 Budget Proposal to Congress

ASRM Bulletins February 09, 2016

Today, President Obama delivered the final budget proposal of his presidency to Congress. The proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 includes the Administration’s budget priorities and proposed funding for federal agencies and programs for the coming year. Given both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate are controlled by the Republican party, the President’s proposal will have minimal effect as Congress begins to develop its own spending priorities in the coming weeks.

Stark correlation Found Between Heavy Cell Phone Use and Male Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine February 09, 2016

Men, don't throw out your mobile phones just yet. But if you want children, don't slump while talking on your phone, because you have to keep the thing more than half a meter from your groin. Never talk on it while it's charging and yes, it's time to take your man-purse out of storage – you shouldn't keep your cellphone in your pants pocket.

Debate About Fertility Treatment Ethics as South African Company Flies Women to Australia to Donate Eggs

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine February 09, 2016

A South African company has sparked renewed debate about the ethics of some fertility treatments. The company recruits young women to donate their eggs and is heavily promoting itself in Australia.

ASRM STATEMENT ON ZIKA VIRUS

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 STATEMENT ON ZIKA VIRUS

ASRM Bulletins 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. 

Pentagon to Offer Plan to Store Eggs and Sperm

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine February 08, 2016

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter believes he has come up with a way to help the Pentagon retain troops: freezing sperm and eggs. As part of an initiative to make military service more appealing and family friendly, Mr. Carter has created a pilot program that will pay for troops to have their reproductive cells preserved.

Hair Dye that Could Harm Women's Fertility Banned

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine February 08, 2016

A hair dye that can harm a woman's fertility and endanger her unborn child has been banned in Britain.