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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.

Items of Interest from the FDA

ASRM Bulletins September 26, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a revised draft guidance for industry entitled “Draft Guidance on Estradiol.” The guidance provides specific recommendations on the design of bioequivalence studies to support abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) for estradiol vaginal cream.

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: New Global Standardized Tools for Endometriosis Research

Press Releases September 26, 2014

Today, in Fertility and Sterility, the World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF) has published a suite of four articles that constitute a standardized approach for researchers to use in their investigations of the disease, in its many subtypes and manifestations.  Fertility and Sterility, the journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), will make the articles freely accessible for the greater benefit of the endometriosis research community.

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