Headlines in Reproductive Medicine

The following links have been gleaned from current news to help keep you informed on reproductive medicine's impact on our world. Note:  Some newspapers and periodicals require free registration to access their online articles. The links on this page may expire within a week of posting; however, most news web sites keep online archives with articles offered either free or available for purchase. WARNING! THE ASRM HAS NOT REVIEWED THE CONTENTS OF THE EXTERNAL WEB SITES LISTED ON THIS PAGE, NOR CAN WE ENDORSE THEM OR THE VIEWS EXPRESSED WITHIN.  

Pentagon to Offer Plan to Store Eggs and Sperm

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine February 08, 2016

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter believes he has come up with a way to help the Pentagon retain troops: freezing sperm and eggs. As part of an initiative to make military service more appealing and family friendly, Mr. Carter has created a pilot program that will pay for troops to have their reproductive cells preserved.

Hair Dye that Could Harm Women's Fertility Banned

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine February 08, 2016

A hair dye that can harm a woman's fertility and endanger her unborn child has been banned in Britain.

Inside One of The World's Largest Sperm Banks

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine February 03, 2016

Cryos International is located on the fifth floor of a small building in Aarhus, Denmark. It looks like any other office, but inside, it's among the world's largest sperm banks.

Report: It's Ethical to Test Embryos From DNA of 3 People

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine February 03, 2016

Creating babies from the DNA of three people — a man and two women — one day might prevent mothers from passing on devastating genetic diseases, and advisers to the government now say it's ethical to test the procedure under certain conditions.

Fertility Issues for Cancer Patients Can Also Bring Legal Headaches

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine February 02, 2016

Reproductive technology has made it easier for cancer survivors to start families despite being infertile after treatment, but some patients may still find their future parenthood plans dashed by legal complications, says a group of U.S. doctors and lawyers.

Kids Preserve Fertility While Fighting Cancer

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine February 02, 2016

Leukemia patient Katie Palermo, 16 of LaGrange, opted to have an ovary stored after her doctor mentioned the possible risk from treatment.

UK Scientists Gain Licence to Edit Genes in Human Embryos

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine February 01, 2016

Scientists in London have been granted permission to edit the genomes of human embryos for research, UK fertility regulators announced today. The approval on 1 February by the UK’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) represents the world's first endorsement of such research by any national regulatory authority.

Pentagon Extends Maternity and Paternity Leave for Military Families

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 29, 2016

Defense Sec. Ashton B. Carter announced a series of initiatives on Thursday designed to make the military a more family-friendly employer, extending maternity leave across the force and expanding access to child care and expensive reproductive technologies.

Military Fertility: It's Complicated

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 29, 2016

While all couples can struggle to balance careers and kids, family planning for women in the military can be more complicated because they're frequently deployed during their most fertile years.

Fertility Consult in Cancer Care: Now a Routine Referral

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 29, 2016

Fertility care for young patients newly diagnosed with cancer should be incorporated into routine clinical practice, experts say.

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