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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.  

In Vitro Fertilization Accounts for 1.5% of Births in the USA

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 17, 2015

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology represents the greater majority of in vitro fertilization clinics in the United States. Their report showed that doctors at these clinics performed 165,172 procedures, including IVF, with 61,740 babies born as a result of those efforts in 2012. In 2012 in the USA, more than 3.95 million babies were born. IVF treatments account for about 1.5% of all babies born in the United States in 2012.

Study: Millennials Overconfident About Future Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 17, 2015

A new study claims that an overwhelming number of young people are overconfident in their abilities to conceive in their 30s, once their career gets going.

RESOLVE’s Annual Advocacy Day Event is May 14, 2015

ASRM Bulletins April 16, 2015

Please join RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and ASRM President Dr. Rebecca Sokol, for RESOLVE’s annual Advocacy Day event on May 14, 2015 in Washington, DC.  RESOLVE’s Advocacy Day brings infertility patients and professionals together to advocate on Capitol Hill for legislation important to our community.

Attorney General Says Fertility Law for Same-Sex Couples May Discriminate Against Straight Ones

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 16, 2015

A law passed this session to end discrimination against lesbian couples seeking advanced fertility treatments in Maryland may have "inadvertently" introduced discrimination against straight couples, according to Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh.

U Fertility Med Center Will Close in Summer

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 16, 2015

The University of Minnesota’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health is closing its Reproductive Medicine Center this summer, after three of its physicians announced their departure.

China Cracks Down on Surrogate Births, Even as Infertility Rises

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 15, 2015

The central government has said it will take a tougher stance on surrogacy, a practice that has grown underground in China as infertility has increased.

ASRM Expands Its Recommendations for the “Choosing Wisely” Campaign

ASRM Bulletins April 14, 2015

ASRM has added five more tests and treatments to its list of procedures infertility patients and their doctors need to consider carefully.

ASRM Expands Its Recommendations for the “Choosing Wisely” Campaign

Press Releases April 14, 2015

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has added five more tests and treatments to its list of procedures infertility patients and their doctors need to consider carefully.

9 Fertility Myths — Debunked

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 14, 2015

When it comes to baby-related old wives’ tales, we don’t know about you, but we’ve sure heard some real doozies. Read on to get to the bottom of a few common mistruths.

Egg Donor Money: Fertility Clinic Offers Women $5000

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 13, 2015

A nationwide chain of fertility clinics  is offering $5000 to cover the expenses of egg donors, a first for Australia that some fear could act as an inducement. Egg Donors Australia, an initiative of City Fertility Centre, is offering the amount to cover what are classified as reasonable expenses.

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