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Cystic Fibrosis Linked to Pancreatitis, Male Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 21, 2014

According to a new study led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, cystic fibrosis could be considered two diseases, one that affects multiple organs including the lungs, and one that doesn't affect the lungs at all. Researchers say 9 variants in the gene associated with CF can lead to pancreatitis, sinusitis, and male infertility.

CDC and the Office of Population Affairs Release New Recommendations on Family Planning Services

ASRM Bulletins April 30, 2014

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Population Affairs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report, “Providing Quality Family Planning Services - Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs.”  These new recommendations can play an important role in improving the reproductive health of all Americans.

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association to Host Event on the Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on State Infertility Mandates

ASRM Bulletins February 06, 2014

Please join RESOLVE and Avalere Health, a Washington, D.C. based company focused on healthcare business strategy and public policy, for a free event that will provide a comprehensive analysis of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on state insurance mandates for infertility.  Special emphasis will be given to key strategies the community should follow to ensure that the state mandates remain in place.

HHS Announces Final Rule To Strengthen Patients’ Rights to Access Lab Test Reports

ASRM Bulletins February 04, 2014

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the following news release yesterday:“As part of an ongoing effort to empower patients to be informed partners with their health care providers, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken action to give patients or a person designated by the patient a means of direct access to the patient’s completed laboratory test reports.

CDC Releases STD Surveillance Report

ASRM Bulletins January 10, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its 2012 sexually transmitted disease (STD) surveillance data.  This annual report of statistics and trends for three reportable sexually transmitted diseases in the United States (chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis) shows that STD rates for all three diseases continue to increase.

Recession Drove Men to Have Vasectomy Earlier

Press Releases October 15, 2013

The relationship between economic conditions and reproduction has a long and complex history.  In agrarian economies, children are an economic asset, though when times are hard, having children can always make it harder. In the latest example of this kind of research, investigators found that the 2008 financial crisis and recession had an impact on when men had vasectomies.

Impact of Caffeine, Alcohol, and Exercise on Sperm Quality

Press Releases October 14, 2013

Several studies presented at the International Federation of Fertility Societies/American Society for Reproductive Medicine meeting examined the issue of factors which influence sperm count. They found that neither coffee nor alcohol consumption was associated with a decrease in sperm count but that exercise did increase it.

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: Environmental Chemicals Harm Reproductive Health

Press Releases September 24, 2013

Toxic chemicals in the environment harm our ability to reproduce, negatively affect pregnancies, and are associated with numerous other long-term health problems, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). In a joint Committee Opinion, The College and ASRM urge ob-gyns to advocate for government policy changes to identify and reduce exposure to toxic environmental agents.

ASRM and ACOG Issue Opinion Advocating for Reduction in Toxic Environmental Agents

ASRM Bulletins September 24, 2013

Toxic chemicals in the environment harm our ability to reproduce, negatively affect pregnancies, and are associated with numerous other long-term health problems, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). In a joint Committee Opinion, The College and ASRM urge ob-gyns to advocate for government policy changes to identify and reduce exposure to toxic environmental agents.

AMA Announces Toolkit on New Health Information Privacy Rules

ASRM Bulletins September 12, 2013

The AMA has created a toolkit to help physicians navigate the sweeping new revisions to the federal privacy and security rules for health information that go into effect on Sept. 23, 2013. The Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule in January that revises and extends required safeguards for protected health information established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.

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