Women's Health

Appeals Panel Rejects No-Sex-Without-Contraception Order

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 24, 2015

A federal appeals panel says a judge in Kansas City exceeded his authority when he ordered a defendant to use contraception during his supervised release.

New Treatments for Endometriosis — A Common, Painful Disease that Causes Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 24, 2015

Endometriosis: a painful disease that kills dreams. Emily Cottrell and her husband wanted to have a baby. "If I had sought treatment sooner and been diagnosed sooner, things could have been treated before they got so bad," she said

Report: More Teen Girls Turning to Morning After Pill

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 22, 2015

More than 20 percent of sexually active teen girls have turned to the morning-after pill after the emergency contraceptive became readily available without a prescription.

Is This Old-Fashioned Birth Control Actually Making a Comeback?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 16, 2015

A Virginia-based women's health company hopes to reinvigorate interest in an old form of birth control with Caya, the first one-size-fits-most diaphragm.

NICHD and CDC Request Information on Links Between Fertility Status and Overall Health

ASRM Bulletins February 23, 2015

The Fertility and Infertility Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), in partnership with the Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), intends to hold a scientific workshop on the relationship between fertility status and overall health in 2016.

US Tax Court clarifies that income received by egg donors is taxable income: guest author Nidhi Desai, J.D.

Legally Speaking February 20, 2015

On January 22nd, 2015, the United States Tax Court held that an egg donor’s compensation, despite being characterized as “pain and suffering,” is not excludable from income but is taxable gross income as defined under the IRS code (“I.RC.”). 

SRBT Offers Advice on Ebola

ASRM Bulletins October 31, 2014

ASRM’s newest affiliate society, the Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists (SRBT), has developed a communication to its members about the Ebola virus.

Contact With High-Level Disinfectants Leads to Longer Time to Pregnancy for the Nurses Exposed to Them on the Job

Press Releases October 22, 2014

While healthcare providers come into contact with many risks to their own health, they probably don’t suspect that the chemicals they use to sterilize equipment and surfaces could be affecting their reproductive health.  Researchers presenting their work today at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine have shown otherwise, identifying an occupational risk to female nurses’ fertility: exposure to high-level disinfectants.

Ovarian Stimulation for IVF Does Not Increase Risk of Endometrial or Colorectal Cancer: Results from a Nationwide Cohort Study

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Questions about IVF and increased risk of cancer have abounded through the roughly three decades that the treatment has been in use. Tuesday, at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers from the Netherlands Cancer Institute and Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam share the results of two nationwide cohort studies showing that women who have had ovarian stimulation for IVF are not at increased risk of developing cancer of the colon or endometrium.

Fibroids Take Psychological, Not Just Physical, Toll

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Scientists from Northwestern University presented research at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine that explored the considerable psychological toll that uterine fibroids take on patients.

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