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Women Over 50 are Smashing Fertility Records by Giving Birth More Now Than Ever Before

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 28, 2015

We generally think that after women go through menopause, around age 50, their child-bearing years are behind them, and any new children in their lives will be grandchildren. A pregnant woman over 50 is a rare sight. But data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that, while not widespread, births to women 50 and older do happen — more now than ever before. 

Quebec to Allow IVF for Women Over 42

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 28, 2015

The Quebec government is backing away from draconian proposals that would have forbidden women from seeking in-vitro fertilization beyond age 42 and would have forced couples to have intercourse for up to three years before qualifying for IVF.

Why I Can’t Just Throw Out Frozen Sperm

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 28, 2015

All it needs is for me to sign the 18 letters of my name, giving the fertility clinic permission to thaw and discard our donor’s sperm – the remaining fractions from a week he spent here four years ago for the sole purpose of donating his genes, his history and a little piece of his soul to help us build our family.

First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 27, 2015

The initial portion of ejaculate is most likely to lead to conception, a small new study suggests.

EEVA Fertility Treatment

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 27, 2015

As many as 1.5 million married couples in the United States have a difficult time starting a family, and many of them turn to fertility experts for help. Now a new technology is increasing the odds that an implanted embryo will result in a successful pregnancy and delivery.

What Veterans Affairs Won’t Pay for: Chance for the Wounded to Have kids

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 26, 2015

VA will not pick up the bill for in vitro fertilization, which fertility experts say offers those with spinal cord and genital injuries the best hope for a biological child.

New Study is Shedding Light on the Safety of Infertility Options

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 26, 2015

Many couples trying to start a family need medical intervention before they can conceive. About 15 percent of all married couples in the United States have a tough time conceiving. Many turn to assisted reproductive technologies or art, including in vitro fertilization. A major, published study is shedding new light on the safety of infertility options.

ASRM and ACOG Join to Provide Comments to IOM on Techniques for the Prevention of Maternal Transmission of Mitochondrial DNA Diseases

ASRM Bulletins May 22, 2015

This week, ASRM and ACOG jointly submitted a comment letter to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) regarding the potential usefulness of mitochondrial transfer techniques that can be integrated into assisted reproductive technology. The IOM is examining these therapies and the amount and level of further study that the therapies require before being offered routinely to patients. This week, at its third meeting on the topic, the IOM heard public comments.

Coffee Linked to Reduced Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 22, 2015

Drinking two to three cups of coffee every day could lower a man's risk of erectile dysfunction.

IVF Bid for Swedish Singles Moves Forward

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 22, 2015

Plans to allow single women in Sweden to have fertility treatment funded by taxpayers are expected to come into force next year. The new rules would allow the same reproductive rights to singles as women in a relationship. 

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