Other Reproductive Medicine Issues

This Web page contains links to miscellaneous NIH announcements that ASRM felt were relevant enough to archive on the ASRM Web Site.

ASRM Submits Comments on Proposed 2017 State Benchmark Health Plans

ASRM Bulletins October 09, 2015

Last week, ASRM submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services on the proposed state benchmark health plans for 2017.

Request for Information (RFI): Future Directions in Gynecologic Health and Disease Research

NIH Announcements October 09, 2015

This Notice is a time-sensitive Request for Information (RFI) from the Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch (GHDB) of NICHD. The GHDB is working to develop priorities for the next decade of gynecologic health and disease (GHD) research. To help inform this process, we seek input from the public on the current state of the science, the highest priorities moving forward, and potential conceptual or technical barriers to overcome.

Father of In-vitro Fertilization Delivers Final Story of Medicine, Love

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 09, 2015

Always known for his prodigious work habits, Dr. Howard Jones Jr. is still producing two months after his death.His last book - "Howard & Georgeanna - Sixty Years of Marriage & Medicine" - has just been released on, the tale of the courtship and married years of Jones and his wife, Georgeanna Seegar Jones.Together, they formed an in vitro fertilization program at Eastern Virginia Medical School that led to the country's first IVF baby.

FDA to Host Scientific Workshop on Labeling of Lower-Dose Estrogen Products Used to Treat Symptoms of Menopause

ASRM Bulletins October 08, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it is seeking public comment on the labeling for lower-dose estrogen products delivered vaginally and intended to treat symptoms of vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause.  It will hold a scientific workshop to seek expert opinions on whether the current “Boxed Warnings” section in the labeling is applicable in whole or in part to these lower-dose estrogen products.

Why Science Can't Say When a Baby's Life Begins

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 05, 2015

Modern science offers no clarity. If anything, the past century of scientific advances have only made the answer more complicated. As scientists have peered into wombs with ultrasound and looked directly at sperm entering an egg, they’ve found that all the bright lines they thought existed dissolving.

Research on Fetal Tissue Draws Renewed Political, Scientific Scrutiny

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 30, 2015

Research involving fetal tissue has come under renewed public scrutiny recently because of a series of videos involving the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The president of the organization, Cecile Richards, is slated to testify before a House committee Tuesday, even as some members of Congress try to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood, and some states try to restrict research involving fetal tissue. Goldstein insists such research is invaluable. For his Alzheimer's experiments, for example, he's using cells from the brains of fetuses to look for drugs that could protect neurons from that devastating disease.

Registration Open for ASRM Advocacy Academy

ASRM Bulletins September 14, 2015

ASRM will host its inaugural ASRM Advocacy Academy from December 8-10 in Washington, DC.

NICHD Seeks Job Applicants for Branch Chief Position

NIH Announcements September 11, 2015

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is recruiting for a Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator or Medical Officer for the Branch Chief position of the Contraceptive Discovery and Development Branch (CDDB), Division of Extramural Research (DER).

VIDEO: Dr. Howard W. Jones, Jr., In Vitro Fertilization Pioneer

ASRM Announcements August 03, 2015

Dr. Howard W. Jones, Jr., In Vitro Pioneer

ASRM Mourns the Passing of Dr. Howard Jones

Press Releases July 31, 2015

All of us within ASRM, and indeed all of us in reproductive medicine around the world, are saddened by the death of Howard Jones.

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