January 19, 2017
Today, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs issued the rule implementing
the IVF benefit for wounded veterans required by public law 114-223
(previously HR 5325). Importantly, the rule was issued as an Interim
Final rule, meaning it has an immediate effective date.
October 19, 2016
Salt Lake City, UT- At the Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers from SUNY Stony Brook and Long Island IVF reported results from a retrospective medical records study showing that infertile men do not have more medical problems than fertile men.
October 19, 2016
Today at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress, researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College presented studies based on a survey of urologists’ attitudes toward penile transplantation, their sources of knowledge on the subject, and the effect that education has on their attitudes. Another team of researchers found in a retrospective review that patients suffering from external genital trauma have poor urological follow up and receive little counseling on the possible reproductive and sexual effects of their injuries and treatment.
October 17, 2016
Salt Lake City, UT- New science presented at the Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine makes clear the harmful effects endocrine disrupting chemicals have on the children of men exposed to phthalates, pre-conception, and on young female mammals exposed to an estrogen disrupting chemical at a particularly vulnerable stage of their development. And a health literacy study in which women seeking fertility care answered questions about environmental chemical exposure showed they were less informed about endocrine disruptors than other harmful chemicals.
May 18, 2016
In the first report exploring links between men’s somatic health and assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes, researchers analyzed over five thousand IVF cycles using fresh eggs and sperm, performed between 2004 and 2014 at the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Health Center. They found that male partners’ health conditions influenced outcomes such as fertilization, implantation, pregnancy, miscarriage, and live birth rates.
November 24, 2015
A new study out of the University of Utah looking at the incidence of common forms of cancer in males found that subfertile men- those who have undergone semen analysis (SA) as part of an examination for fertility- are at greater risk of developing testicular cancer than fertile men, and that the risk varies depending on which semen quality parameters are deficient. In contrast to previous studies on sperm quality and cancer risk, they found no increased cancer risk in men with azoospermia, a complete absence of sperm in the ejaculate.
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.”
August 05, 2015
Psychological Outcomes for Uterine Transplant Patients Are Good One Year Post-SurgerySwedish researchers have found that uterine transplant patients and their partners are doing well psychologically and do not experience higher levels of anxiety than the general population.Processed Meat Consumption Is Not Good for Sperm’s Fertilizing Ability; Consumption of Poultry Is BeneficialBoston researchers have found that, among infertility patients having IVF, men’s poultry intake is related to better fertilization rates in IVF cycles with and without intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
August 03, 2015
Boston researchers have found that, among infertility patients having IVF, men’s poultry intake is related to better fertilization rates in IVF cycles with and without intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). However, men’s consumption of processed meat, like bacon, canned meat products, and sausages, was related to poorer fertilization rates in IVF. Processed meat intake had no effect on fertilization in cycles using ICSI.
April 30, 2014
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Population Affairs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report, “Providing Quality Family Planning Services - Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs.” These new recommendations can play an important role in improving the reproductive health of all Americans.