Fertility & Having Children

The following links have been gleaned from current news to help keep you informed on reproductive medicine's impact on our world. Note:  Some newspapers and periodicals require free registration to access their online articles. The links on this page may expire within a week of posting; however, most news web sites keep online archives with articles offered either free or available for purchase. WARNING! THE ASRM HAS NOT REVIEWED THE CONTENTS OF THE EXTERNAL WEB SITES LISTED ON THIS PAGE, NOR CAN WE ENDORSE THEM OR THE VIEWS EXPRESSED WITHIN. 

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Gene Peeks: A Way to See Your Baby Before It's Conceived

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 11, 2014

For many couples looking to get pregnant, doctors may recommend that they each get tested for genetic diseases. Some expectant moms are also advised to undergo tests like an amniocentesis during their second trimester to rule out certain birth defects like Down syndrome. However, GenePeeks is a company that takes testing one step further by combining the DNA of the prospective parents to make ‘virtual babies.’

Payment of ‘Reasonable Expenses’ To Embryo Donors Suggested

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 10, 2014

New relationships Bill allows for payment of expenses to surrogate mothers, but prohibits use of commercial surrogacy services

In Vitro Test Spots Healthy Embryos, Improving Success Rate

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 10, 2014

A woman struggling to conceive children through in vitro fertilization can now turn to a growing number of Bay Area startups with sophisticated technologies designed to make the frustrating process cheaper and more successful.

Italy Court Rules Ban on Sperm Donors 'Unlawful'

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 10, 2014

Italy’s constitutional court on Wednesday ruled that a ban on the use of donor sperm and eggs, which forms part of the country's restrictive law on fertility treatment, is “unlawful” and “unconstitutional”.

Embryo Screening Gives Couples Hope for Healthy Pregnancy(2)

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 10, 2014

Five months into her first pregnancy, Christina Lee learned the baby she was carrying would not survive.

Health: Fertility Problems Could Be Caused by PCOS

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 08, 2014

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects between 5 per cent and 10 per cent of women in their reproductive years. It is considered one of the leading causes of subfertility in females. Subfertility describes a situation where a person less fertile than normal but still capable of reproducing. PCOS is treatable.

5 Foods That Can Help Boost Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 07, 2014

Infertility affects about 12 percent of couples, a statistic attributed partly by some studies to an increasingly Western-style diet, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Banking on My Future as a Father

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 07, 2014

“When are you going to have one of these?” a friend asked a few months ago, referring to the 10-month-old crying baby in her arms.

CDC's Latest Assisted Reproductive Technology National Summary Report and National Surveillance System Data Available

ASRM Bulletins March 31, 2014

CDC has recently published its 2011 Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) National Summary Report.   This report uses pooled data from the National ART Surveillance System (NASS) to provide an in-depth picture of the type, number, and outcomes of ART cycles performed in the United States.     

ASRM Issues Report on Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain

Press Releases March 18, 2014

The Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine today issued a new report on endometriosis - its treatment, incidence, and mechanism of associated pelvic pain.

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