Other Reproductive Medicine Issues

Nobel Laureate Blackburn Named Salk Institute's New President

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 20, 2015

Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D., a 2009 Nobel laureate who has specialized in telomere and telomerase research, was named the new president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies today, effective January 1, 2016.

Who Should Really Pay for Plan B if the Condom Breaks?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 20, 2015

Since 2009, when Plan B first became available over-the-counter for men and women 17 and up (and later without an age restriction in 2013), the morning-after pill has been a life-changing option for many couples who forget to pull out or have a condom break while they're getting it on. In fact, according to 2013 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 11% of women have used Plan B after having sex.

Changes in Metabolites Can Regulate Earliest Stages of Development

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 17, 2015

Changes in cellular metabolites have been shown to regulate embryonic stem cell development at the earliest stages of life. Metabolites are simple compounds generated during life-sustaining chemical activities in cells.

Some Mothers do 'ave 'em: Mice with Two Mums Bred in China

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 17, 2015

Researchers unlock some of the mysteries of reproduction in an experiment that created healthy mouse pups from two female sources

Uneven Growth of Identical Twins May Begin in First Few Days After Conception

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 13, 2015

Unequal growth between genetically identical monozygotic (MZ) twins in the womb may be triggered in the earliest stages of human embryo development, according to a new study led by King's College London.

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.

ASRM and SART Announce “Serving Our Veterans” Program

ASRM Bulletins November 11, 2015

Today on Veterans’ Day, ASRM and SART have announced the “Serving Our Veterans” Program under which participating clinics are offering discounts to injured veterans in need of IVF services in response to the inability of Congress to pass legislation to provide this care.

Last Chance to Register for ASRM Advocacy Academy

ASRM Bulletins November 02, 2015

Time is running out to register for the inaugural ASRM Advocacy Academy to be held Dec 8-10 in Washington, DC! We had a great deal of interest about this event at our Annual Meeting, and so we are sending out a final reminder about the registration process.   

Do People Really Know Their Own Ethnicity?

Press Releases October 21, 2015

Baltimore MD – A study presented today at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) called into question whether people’s perception of their own ethnicity were always accurate.

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.