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Even With Private Insurance Coverage, Black And Hispanic Women Are Less Likely To Receive Fertility Treatment

Historically, Black and Hispanic women have been less likely to receive fertility treatment compared to white women, and it was thought that lower income or a lack of insurance coverage may be the reason. However, results of a study presented at ASRM’s 2021 Scientific Congress indicate that even with private insurance coverage and women living in states that mandate coverage for fertility treatment, disparities exist.

Supreme Court, Surrogacy, and Children Born Abroad

Stories: All Eyes on the Supreme Court; USCIS Expands Definition of “in wedlock” for Children Born Abroad for US Citizenship; US Surrogacy Legislative Updates: Colorado and Wyoming enact new surrogacy laws; Update on the Uniform Parentage Act 2017; Israeli Supreme Court Strikes Down Surrogacy Ban for Gay Men as Discriminatory; France Expands ART Laws, Leaves Surrogacy Ban Unchanged

NICHD Website Seeks to Foster Contraceptive and Infertility Research

A new website offers reproductive health researchers a way to search for genes, proteins, and other molecules that could provide the basis for studies to develop new contraceptive methods and infertility treatments. The Contraceptive Infertility Target Database (CITDBase) is a free public resource developed by the Contraceptive Development Program in the NICHD’s Division of Intramural Population Health Research.

Fertility and Sterility On Air – TOC: October 2021


Take a sneak peak at this month's Fertility and Sterility! Topics include transgender reproductive care (01:35), surgical management of intramural fibroids (08:19), TESE for nonazoospermic male factor infertility (15:26), COVID-19 screening and cycle outcomes (19:02), ectopic pregnancy biomarkers (27:37), ambient temperature and ovarian reserve (36:38), national oocyte thaw outcomes (45:16) and using AMH to determine PCOM (52:01).

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