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The Best and Worst States for Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 23, 2014

Fertility report card scores states on insurance coverage for IVF, fertility specialists, and support groups.

Seven in 10 Favor Mandated Contraception Coverage

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 23, 2014

Women approved of mandated birth control more than men (77 percent to 64 percent), and blacks approved more than whites (81 percent to 67 percent). Hispanics also had a higher rate of approval, at 76 percent.

Join ASRM for a Twitter Chat on Infertility- Today, Wednesday, April 23, 2-3 pm EDT

ASRM Bulletins April 23, 2014

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week (April 20-26, 2014) and ASRM is joining with other organizations for a Twitter Chat on Infertility.

Failing at Fertility: New 'Report Card' Grades States on How They Help--or Don't

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 22, 2014

A new report card from the National Infertility Association grades each state on its "fertility friendliness."

11 Myths Fertility Doctors Hear

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 22, 2014

Many couples spend years trying not to get pregnant, so it's only understandable that they may have a few issues when it comes to trying to have a child.

National Infertility Awareness Week

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 22, 2014

Infertility is not something you can prepare yourself for.

Infertility: Not Just a Problem for Women

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 21, 2014

Are you having problems getting pregnant? You may be doing all you can to increase your odds, but part – or all – of your struggle with infertility might be to blame on your guy. In approximately 40 percent of couples, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause to infertility, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Later, Baby: Will Freezing Your Eggs Free Your Career?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 21, 2014

There comes a point in every childless woman’s life, usually around 35, when the larger world becomes very interested in her womb. Friends and family inquire about its health, asking why it’s not being utilized, when it will be, and then: Will it even work? For those who do want children, the pressure can be crushing and counterproductive.

Multiple Births Don't Have To Be An Inevitable Result of Fertility Treatments

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 17, 2014

While fertility treatments have helped many people become parents, they commonly result in multiple births, increasing the risk of prematurity, and leading to lifelong complications. But this doesn't have to be the case, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues, who recommend sweeping changes to policy and clinical practice in a study published in the April issue of Fertility & Sterility.

Sperm Meets Egg: Protein Essential for Fertilization Discovered

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 17, 2014

Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered interacting proteins on the surface of the sperm and the egg essential to begin mammalian life. These proteins, which allow the sperm and egg to recognize one another, offer new paths towards improved fertility treatments and the development of new contraceptives.

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