November 01, 2012
Today, in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance Summary for 2009.
August 24, 2012
Current CDC recommendations focus on testing individuals with known hepatitis C risk factors. However, more than 75% of American adults with hepatitis C are baby boomers and baby boomers are five times more likely than adults of other ages to be infected. Likely reasons for this disproportionate infection rate are that this generation may have received blood transfusions before screening of the blood supply began 20 years ago and because they came of age before HIV brought awareness of the risks of unprotected sex and needle sharing.
August 13, 2012
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidelines for the treatment of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea in response to significant increases in documented cases throughout the US to the resistance of antibiotics in treating the disease.
June 05, 2012
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is requesting comment on its draft National Public Action Plan for the Detection, Prevention and Management of Infertility. ASRM members may recall the outline for a draft plan was developed in 2010 by an infertility working group within the CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health.