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ASRM Goes to Geneva for the World Health Organization’s Global Summit on Safety and Access to Fertility Care

This week, members of ASRM’s leadership team are meeting with other leaders in reproductive health from around the world in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is holding its Global Summit on Safety and Access to Fertility Care to develop strategies for improving access to safe, ethical, and cost-effective fertility care, particularly in developing countries. This conference follows up on an ASRM-sponsored meeting in 2015.

ASRM Statement on Reports of Human Reproductive Gene-Editing in China

Statement attributable to ASRM President, Peter Schlegel, MD.

 

“We have reviewed the report of He Jiankui of Shanghai, China, regarding the initiation of a twin pregnancy after premature human application of the unfolding scientific technique of CRISPER/Cas to modify genes in human embryos as part of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure.  Although gene editing may have an important place in human medicine in the future, it should only be used clinically after careful study done with vigorous oversight. 

The 2018 ASRM Research Blueprint

One of the main goals of the ASRM 2014 – 2019 Strategic Plan was to focus on research and called for the development of specific initiatives to enhance the activities and support for ASRM-sponsored Reproductive Research Programs.

ASRM's 75th Anniversary (1944-2019)

ASRM has commissioned the “American Society for Reproductive Medicine Legacy Exhibit,” a unique piece of three-dimensional commemorative art to mark the Society’s 75th Anniversary in 2019.

Men Diagnosed with Azoospermia Are at Increased Risk of Death

Denver, CO-  Today, Scandinavian and American researchers presented the outcomes of a large prospective cohort study, looking at the connection between mortality risk and a diagnosis of male factor infertility.  Men diagnosed with azoospermia- no sperm observed in the ejaculate- were found to be at increased risk of dying during the years following assisted reproduction treatment compared to men with no male factor diagnosis. This risk was not seen for men with low sperm counts.

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