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Weight Loss to Improve Fertility Outcomes: How Far Should We Go?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 16, 2014

Obesity is now a pandemic and undoubtedly the greatest burden facing health services worldwide. Twenty percent of women of childbearing age are thought to be obese. It is well-established that, in women, obesity is associated with reduced rates of ovulation, increased miscarriage rates and poor response to ovarian stimulation during assisted conception. Male fertility also appears to be similarly adversely affected with evidence of a reduced ejaculate volume, reduced sperm count and increased sperm DNA damage in obese men.

Irregular Menses Linked to High Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 15, 2014

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:  Barbara A. Cohn, Ph.D.  Women with irregular menses had a statistically significant 2.4 fold increase in risk of death due to any form ovarian cancer, and a statistically significant 3-fold increase in risk of death due to late stage serous disease.

4 Otherwise Healthy Foods Crammed With Estrogen

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 14, 2014

Estrogen has been linked to obesity and sexual dysfunction. You may want to rethink the amount of soy in your diet.

America's Reproductive Medical Specialists Speak on Hobby Lobby Case

Press Releases March 31, 2014

As the highest court in the land convenes to hear Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., we are pleased to join with our colleagues throughout medicine to support the inclusion of contraception as an essential health benefit.  We are a proud signatory to an amicus curia brief laying out the vital medical issues at stake.

Medical Specialists Speak on Hobby Lobby Case

ASRM Bulletins March 31, 2014

we are pleased to join with our colleagues throughout medicine to support the inclusion of contraception as an essential health benefit.  We are a proud signatory to an amicus curia brief laying out the vital medical issues at stake.          

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: ASRM's Practice Committee Issues New Report on Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain

ASRM Bulletins March 19, 2014

Endometriosis - a condition in which the tissue lining the uterus develops outside of the uterine cavity in abnormal locations such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and abdominal cavity- is one of the most common gynecologic disorders and is found in 70% to 90% of female patients with pelvic pain. The evaluation and treatment of endometriosis are considered difficult because there is no standard method to measure pain; the mechanisms by which endometriosis causes pain are not completely understood; comparisons of the success of medical versus surgical treatments or placebo are difficult; endometriosis and associated pain may involve nearby organ systems beyond the reproductive tract; and pain attributed to endometriosis may have a true origin elsewhere.

ASRM Issues Report on Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain

Press Releases March 18, 2014

The Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine today issued a new report on endometriosis - its treatment, incidence, and mechanism of associated pelvic pain.

Pre-Menopausal Removal of Ovaries Accelerates Bone Loss and Carotid Artery Thickening in Post-Menopausal Women

Press Releases February 14, 2014

Women  who are more than 10 years post-menopause and who have had their ovaries removed lose bone mineral density at twice the rate of those who have kept their ovaries and they show greater progression in the thickening of the carotid artery. Oophorectomy appears to put women at higher risk for developing both osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association to Host Event on the Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on State Infertility Mandates

ASRM Bulletins February 06, 2014

Please join RESOLVE and Avalere Health, a Washington, D.C. based company focused on healthcare business strategy and public policy, for a free event that will provide a comprehensive analysis of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on state insurance mandates for infertility.  Special emphasis will be given to key strategies the community should follow to ensure that the state mandates remain in place.

HHS Announces Final Rule To Strengthen Patients’ Rights to Access Lab Test Reports

ASRM Bulletins February 04, 2014

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the following news release yesterday:“As part of an ongoing effort to empower patients to be informed partners with their health care providers, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken action to give patients or a person designated by the patient a means of direct access to the patient’s completed laboratory test reports.

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