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Severe Acne Linked to Endometriosis

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 25, 2014

The present work is the first to prospectively, directly evaluate the relationship between acne and endometriosis. The authors found that severe teenage acne was independently associated with endometriosis after accounting for the effects of known risk factors.

New Contraceptive Coverage Plan To Be Offered for Religious Nonprofits

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 25, 2014

The Obama administration is offering yet another way for religious nonprofits to avoid providing contraceptive coverage under Obamacare, but the accommodation released Friday is unlikely to put an end to the ongoing court battles over the issue.

Forget Politics, Obamacare Contraceptive Coverage Makes Financial Sense

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 20, 2014

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled against the Obama administration requirement that all employers must provide birth control insurance for women. Administration lawyers knew they were on shaky ground going in, because there were no provisions for male sex lives, such as Viagra, and that meant the policy was discriminatory, and the Supreme Court might rule that all corporations have the same rights, regardless of size, which further weakens the long-term viability of the ACA.

Our Safety Net Is Failing the Impoverished Women Who Need Birth Control

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 14, 2014

“The number of women needing publicly funded contraceptive services has skyrocketed over the last decade,” Rachel Gold, Guttmacher’s acting vice president for public policy, said in a statement regarding the findings. “But public funding sources — such as the federal Title X program and state revenues — are failing to keep pace with women’s growing needs.”

The Health Benefits of Sex

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 13, 2014

Researchers haven't yet nailed down the full impact of sex on one's overall health, though various experts have listed potential benefits.

After Childhood Cancer, Young Women's Sexual Health May Suffer

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 13, 2014

Adult women who survived cancer as a child report having less sex, less interest, less desire and less satisfaction than their sisters who never had cancer, according to a new study.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine Comments on Hobby Lobby Decision Statement Attributable to Rebecca Sokol, MD, President

ASRM Bulletins July 01, 2014

“We profoundly disagree with the Supreme Court's decision today. Simply put, the moral views of a patient's boss should have no bearing on his or her ability to access needed medical treatments. Allowing an employer to impose their beliefs about reproduction on their staff is simply wrong, particularly when those beliefs are so clearly misinformed on the scientific and medical facts.   

ASRM Strongly Objects to Today's Supreme Court Decision

ASRM Bulletins July 01, 2014

ASRM has issued the following press statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Burwell cases.  In a 5 to 4 decision, the court ruled that closely-held firms like Hobby Lobby are protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. The law dictates that an individual's religious expression shouldn't be "substantially burdened" by a law unless there is a "compelling government interest."

Female Veterans' High Risk of Sexual Assault Affects Fertility and Reproductive Decision-Making

Press Releases May 30, 2014

Women veterans in the United States are at high risk of sexual assault throughout their lifetimes and  especially during their military service.  Exposure to sexual assault increases the likelihood that they will delay, forego, or terminate a pregnancy and may increase their risk of infertility.

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: Female Veterans' High Risk of Sexual Assault Affects Fertility and Reproductive Decision-Making

ASRM Bulletins May 30, 2014

Women veterans in the United States are at high risk of sexual assault throughout their lifetimes and  especially during their military service.  Exposure to sexual assault increases the likelihood that they will delay, forego, or terminate a pregnancy and may increase their risk of infertility.

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