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Unfulfilled Dreams of Having a Baby May Put Women at Risk of Depression

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 11, 2014

Angela Bergmann has been trying to become pregnant for more than eight years, and sometimes the struggle has become so overwhelmingly daunting that she has thought about taking her own life.

Menopause: Your Questions Answered

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 09, 2014

September is National Menopause Awareness Month.

Benefits and Risks of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy: Two Expert Opinions

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 09, 2014

New options and additional information add perspective

Bananas Help Lower Stroke Risk for Menopausal Women: Study

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 05, 2014

Eating foods with higher potassium content such as bananas can reduce the risk of stroke for menopausal women, per a new study.

The Cost of Contraception: The Birth Control Methods Your Health Insurance Covers

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 04, 2014

The Hobby Lobby case created bewilderment around birth control, used by 99% of American women of childbearing age. We explain how the ruling affects you

Change of Term for Vulvovaginal Atrophy

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 03, 2014

International women’s health specialists have agreed to replace the term vulvovaginal atrophy with the term genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM)

ASRM Board Member Writes on Contraception as Health Care, Not a Religious Issue

Press Releases July 18, 2014

In an editorial in this month’s issue of Fertility and Sterility, Dr. Marcelle Cedars discusses the politics of hormonal contraception. Dr. Cedars advances the argument that family planning, contraceptive use and access are not religious issues; they are health issues.

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.

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