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Intravaginal Incubation of Embryos is Safe and Effective and Could Save Patients Money

Press Releases October 22, 2014

Researchers presenting their work at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine have found that a device for incubating embryos in a patient’s vagina is as safe and effective as incubator culture for embryos as part of IVF with and without ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection).

Male in Infertile Couples Experience Psychological Stress and Sexual Dysfunction During the Fertile Period

Press Releases October 22, 2014

For the male partners in infertile couples, the fertile, ovulatory period is particularly stressful and sexual dysfunction is common.  South Korean researchers report their evaluation of the sexual function and stress levels of men who were pursuing timed intercourse with their female partners in their effort to achieve pregnancy.

Most State Infertility Insurance Mandates Leave Out the Male

Press Releases October 22, 2014

Researchers at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine showed that of the few states with any kind of mandatory health insurance coverage for infertility, only a minority require coverage for male factor infertility.

Preserving Fertility in Transmen

Press Releases October 21, 2014

At the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a team of Swedish researchers presented path-breaking research into preserving the fertility of transmen patients who may wish to reproduce.

Exposure to Air Pollution in the First Seven Weeks of Pregnancy Increases Pre-Term Delivery Risk

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Exposure to Air Pollution in the First Seven Weeks of Pregnancy Increases Pre-Term Delivery Risk

Racial Disparities in ART Outcomes

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Health care outcomes in the US often have significant disparities with race often a key component. According to new research presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, it appears race may be an important factor in infertility care, as well.

Does Getting Pregnant Faster Mean You Will Have a Boy? New Data Suggests Otherwise

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Common folklore suggests that couples who conceive quickly are more likely to have boys than girls.  Previous efforts to use data to test the truth of this belief have not led to clear answers. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) who attempted to settle this debate presented their findings at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Hawaii.

Use of Contraception and Family Planning Services by Female Cancer Survivors

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Female cancer survivors are at greater risk than healthy women for adverse pregnancy outcomes, but family planning counseling is not yet a consistent part of survivorship care.  Researchers presenting their work at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine have characterized the population and their practices and have identified needs to improve care for these women.

ART is Not a Major Risk Factor for Birth Defects

Press Releases October 21, 2014

New research presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) compares the health of children conceived naturally and those conceived using assisted reproductive technologies concludes that the prevalence of birth defects is low even among ART conceived children.

Yes, More U.S. Men Got Vasectomies in the Recession

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 21, 2014

During the great recession of 2007-2009, urologists across the country reported more men than usual getting vasectomies amid worries about supporting bigger families in tough times. Now data from a nationwide survey backs up those anecdotal reports: Vasectomy rates really did rise as the economy tanked.

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