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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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Smoking While Pregnant or Breastfeeding Endangers Boys' Fertility by Damaging Their Sperm

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 01, 2014

Australian scientists have found smoking while pregnant or breastfeeding damages unborn boys' reproductive organs, causing them to produce faulty sperm

Should You Freeze Your Eggs?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 01, 2014

The cocktail party at the trendy Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo could have been a networking event for a hip New York investment bank or publishing house—a swarm of young women in their late 20s and 30s, mostly in business attire. But the attendees weren’t thinking about their careers. They were thinking about their ovaries. The event was hosted by a company called EggBanxx, and the women had come to drink free wine and learn about egg freezing, something their hosts were promoting as a way to stop the biological clock so they can have their babies later, whenever they damn well please.

Lawsuit Alleges Sperm Bank Got Order Wrong

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 01, 2014

A suburban sperm bank was sued by an Ohio woman who alleges she was inseminated with the sperm from a different donor than the one she chose.

Conceiving The Possibilities: The Management of Infertility in Women with Endometriosis

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 30, 2014

Endometriosis is a poorly understood, progressive disease affecting women in their reproductive years. It creates an inflammatory environment in the pelvis and reproductive system, leading to the development of adhesions (scar tissues) and endometriomas (cysts known as chocolate cysts), which cause chronic pelvic pain symptoms and can compromise fertility.  

The Recession's Baby Bust

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 30, 2014

There's a reason why "boom times" and "baby boom" both contain an onomatopoeic signifier of the procreative act. In developed countries, fertility rates tend to go up and down with GDP.

Local Governments Offer to Subsidize Infertility Teatment for Men

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 29, 2014

To counter the nation’s ultralow birthrate, five prefectural governments are offering to subsidize fertility treatment for men, sources said, in addition to the nationwide program.

Pediatrics Group Says IUDs Teens’ Best Birth Control Choice

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 29, 2014

Pediatricians, take note: From now on, IUDs are the first-line choice for adolescents seeking long-term contraception.

French Researchers 3D Print Embryo Models for In Vitro Fertilization

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 29, 2014

Clearly, anything that can be done to improve the chance of successful fertilization followed by a healthy pregnancy and baby is extremely valuable. It is here that 3D printing enters the story.

Diet Affects Sperm Competitiveness

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 26, 2014

It's well known that omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFA) can help to prevent heart disease but new research has found that these essential fatty acids can also increase the chance of paternity success.

CVS Cuts Checks After Charging Women Birth Control Co-Pay

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 26, 2014

One of the largest U.S. pharmacy chains is reimbursing women it illegally charged co-pays for birth control, a practice that is no longer legal under ObamaCare.

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