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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. 

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Ask Dr. Renee, How Does Having Breast Cancer Affect Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 25, 2014

Breast cancer diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. Unfortunately Black women are being diagnosed at younger ages. Black\women under the age of 40 are more likely to develop breast cancer than White women in the same age bracket. As if receiving a breast cancer diagnosis was not enough to worry about, now you have to worry about whether you will be able to ever have children once you become a survivor.

Sex and Infertility: Commitment to One Another is Key

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 25, 2014

From the moment a couple decides to have a baby together, their perspective on their sex life changes. For most couples, there is a new tenderness and intimacy between them that comes with the shared intention to start a new life together.

HPV vaccination Rate Up, But Not Enough, CDC says

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 25, 2014

More teenage girls are receiving the vaccine that protects against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, the government reported Thursday. However, the numbers still don't meet targets set by public health officials.

Low Cost Fertility Treatment

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 24, 2014

In vitro fertilization, once seen as miraculous, is now mainstream in rich countries. Soon it may be cheap enough to help infertile people in poor places, too. 

Researchers Call for Easy Access to Contraception

Book Reviews July 24, 2014

The 2014 annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction began, somewhat incongruously, with a discussion of contraception. With the global population set to top 8 billion in a little more than a decade, clinicians, public-health researchers and some private funders see a pressing need to support work on new contraceptive methods — and to get existing methods into the hands of those who want them.

Madness of Infertility: The Often-Untold Man's Perspective

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 23, 2014

When Stuart Burkhalter and his wife, Julie, were ready to have a baby, she started taking vitamins and the couple packed for one final fling. Pregnancy, they figured, was as easy as deciding to try.

Exercise May Slow Physical and Mental Decline After Menopause

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 23, 2014

Women who exercise regularly after menopause tend to maintain their physical strength and mental acuity longer than those who don’t, according to a new review of past studies that found exercise that gets the heart rate up is best.

White House Revises Contraception Opt Out

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 23, 2014

The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious organizations can opt out of signing a release form to avoid covering birth control and workers for those nonprofits are able to obtain separate contraception coverage without a copay.

They Want a Baby. The Economy Won’t Play Along

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 22, 2014

America's birth rates are still near a historic low. One couple's lesson in the new economics of having a child.

Cystic Fibrosis Linked to Pancreatitis, Male Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 21, 2014

According to a new study led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, cystic fibrosis could be considered two diseases, one that affects multiple organs including the lungs, and one that doesn't affect the lungs at all. Researchers say 9 variants in the gene associated with CF can lead to pancreatitis, sinusitis, and male infertility.

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