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Potential Male Birth Control Pill Is Found in Immunosuppressant Drug

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 05, 2015

Researchers may have found an intriguing new use for two drugs already on the market that are used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients. Cyclosporine A and tacrolimus are medications that may be an effective contraceptive pill for men, according to a new mouse study.

Canada Will Partially Fund IVF Treatments For Women Under 43 — Fingers Crossed The U.S. Follows Their Lead

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 05, 2015

This week, though, thousands of would-be parents in Canada scored a major victory: On Thursday, Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced that the Ontario government will partially fund in vitro fertilization treatments for women 43-years-old and younger.

Why Science Can't Say When a Baby's Life Begins

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 05, 2015

Modern science offers no clarity. If anything, the past century of scientific advances have only made the answer more complicated. As scientists have peered into wombs with ultrasound and looked directly at sperm entering an egg, they’ve found that all the bright lines they thought existed dissolving.

Scientists Report New Avenue for Study of Male Infertility, Contraception

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 02, 2015

Japanese scientists have reported a potential breakthrough in the study of male infertility after they identified the role a certain protein plays in the motility of sperm.

Administration Backs High Court Review of Contraception Cases

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 02, 2015

The Obama administration is acknowledging that the Supreme Court should step into the latest battle over the president's health law.At issue are claims from faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals that object to rules allowing them to opt out of covering contraceptives for women who are part of their health plans. 

Researchers Call for WHO Review After One-seventh Meet Normal Sperm Count

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 02, 2015

A Western Australian study of men in their 20s, published on Friday, found only one in seven met the World Health Organisation’s male fertility criteria

ASRM and SMRU Respond to FDA on Drug Development

ASRM Bulletins October 01, 2015

ASRM and its affiliated society the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU) jointly submitted a comment letter regarding draft guidelines the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued entitled, “Testicular Toxicity: Evaluation During Drug Development.”

Anti-Mullerian Hormone Levels Not Associated With Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 01, 2015

In fertile women with a history of one or two pregnancy losses, lower and higher anti-Müllerian hormone levels were not associated with fecundability in unassisted conceptions, according to recent study findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Human Reproduction, Health Broadly Damaged by Toxic Chemicals: Report

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 01, 2015

Among the poor health outcomes linked to pesticides, air pollutants, plastics and other chemicals, according to the report from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), an organization representing obstetrical and gynecological associations from 125 countries, are miscarriage and still births, an increase in cancer, attention problems and hyperactivity.

Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 01, 2015

Women who start hormone therapy toward the beginning of menopause may have a lower risk of developing heart disease, new research suggests.

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