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The Obesity-Fertility Link in Men

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 22, 2014

For men, obesity-related conditions can include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers. A new study published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology now adds possible infertility to the list of problems associated with obesity.

Erectile Dysfunction Undertreated, Study Finds

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 14, 2014

Despite a high prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED), only a quarter of men with the condition receive treatment for it, according to a recently published study.

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.

CDC and the Office of Population Affairs Release New Recommendations on Family Planning Services

ASRM Bulletins April 30, 2014

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Population Affairs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report, “Providing Quality Family Planning Services - Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs.”  These new recommendations can play an important role in improving the reproductive health of all Americans.

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.

CDC Releases STD Surveillance Report

ASRM Bulletins January 10, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its 2012 sexually transmitted disease (STD) surveillance data.  This annual report of statistics and trends for three reportable sexually transmitted diseases in the United States (chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis) shows that STD rates for all three diseases continue to increase.

Recession Drove Men to Have Vasectomy Earlier

Press Releases October 15, 2013

The relationship between economic conditions and reproduction has a long and complex history.  In agrarian economies, children are an economic asset, though when times are hard, having children can always make it harder. In the latest example of this kind of research, investigators found that the 2008 financial crisis and recession had an impact on when men had vasectomies.

Impact of Caffeine, Alcohol, and Exercise on Sperm Quality

Press Releases October 14, 2013

Several studies presented at the International Federation of Fertility Societies/American Society for Reproductive Medicine meeting examined the issue of factors which influence sperm count. They found that neither coffee nor alcohol consumption was associated with a decrease in sperm count but that exercise did increase it.

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: Environmental Chemicals Harm Reproductive Health

Press Releases September 24, 2013

Toxic chemicals in the environment harm our ability to reproduce, negatively affect pregnancies, and are associated with numerous other long-term health problems, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). In a joint Committee Opinion, The College and ASRM urge ob-gyns to advocate for government policy changes to identify and reduce exposure to toxic environmental agents.


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