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ASRM STATEMENT ON ZIKA VIRUS

Press Releases February 09, 2016

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is closely following developments related to the Zika virus. At this point, it seems clear the virus has implications for reproduction and that it can be transmitted through sexual activity and reproductive tissues. 

ASRM STATEMENT ON ZIKA VIRUS

ASRM Bulletins February 09, 2016

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is closely following developments related to the Zika virus. At this point, it seems clear the virus has implications for reproduction and that it can be transmitted through sexual activity and reproductive tissues. 

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.

ASRM Comments on the Institute of Medicine’s Report on Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques

Press Releases February 03, 2016

“We applaud the Committee’s finding that mitochondrial transfer techniques may be ethically used for families at risk of having a child affected by mitochondrial disease. We agree with the Committee that the health and safety of the children born using these methods is of paramount concern and that initial clinical investigations should be limited to women at risk of transmitting serious mitochondrial disease to their children and that the children born from cycles using the procedure must be followed carefully.

ASRM Comments on Institute of Medicine’s Report on Mitochondrial Transfer Techniques

ASRM Bulletins February 03, 2016

Today, the Institute of Medicine’s (National Academy of Medicine’s) Committee on Ethical and Social Policy Considerations of Novel Techniques for Prevention of Maternal Transmission of Mitochondrial DNA Diseases released its report, "Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques: Ethical, Social, and Policy Considerations.”  The report, undertaken at the request of the FDA, is available as a free PDF at www.nas.edu/MitoDNAethics.

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.

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