Press Releases and Bulletins

  • ASRM Task Force Announces Plans for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Reproductive Medicine

    The Task Force will provide recommendations to the ASRM President, Board of Directors (BOD), and CEO regarding enhancing opportunities to increase and support diversity and equity, and inclusion of underrepresented minority populations, in the profession and leadership of reproductive medicine; and reducing, with the goal of eventually eliminating, health disparities in access and outcomes to reproductive care.
  • ASRM Pens Open Letter Defending Public Health Agencies and Experts

    Washington, DC- Today The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, concerned about growing attacks on public health agencies from politicians, released an open letter urging that those agencies and the experts who work for them be listened to rather than attacked. Politicians seem determined to punish these experts for their knowledge and the data they collect instead of following their sound advice. The text of the letter is below. 
  • ASRM Opposes Supreme Court Decision on Contraception

    As the voice of America’s reproductive medical professionals, we are disheartened by today’s decision from the Supreme Court, which allows a woman’s employer to single out contraception as a healthcare benefit they do not offer. The original terms of the Affordable Care Act allowed for reasonable accommodation of religious views. However, the Trump administration, and now the Supreme Court, have chosen to allow any employer for any reason to claim a religious exemption to contraceptive coverage.
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine Journal, F&S Reports, Publishes First Issue

    The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is proud to announce the first article release from its open access journal. F&S Reports publishes peer-reviewed original scientific articles in clinical and translational research in areas relevant to reproductive medicine.
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine Applauds Supreme Court Abortion Decision

    The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) applauds today’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold its binding ruling from Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt. In the ruling, the Supreme Court said the law mandating that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, was unconstitutional. The decision appropriately recognizes the impact of access to abortion and is a victory for reproductive justice and gender equality in America.
  • NIH Addresses COVID-19 Challenges - Launches RADx Initiative

    Before the nation can safely return to business as usual, it is essential to develop and deliver effective and reliable COVID-19 testing and then implement it widely so that it is available to everyone. NIH is rising to this challenge through its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) Initiative — a national call for scientists and organizations to advance their innovative ideas for new COVID-19 testing approaches and strategies.
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine Recognizes Juneteenth as Holiday

    Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed them almost two and a half years earlier, Texas was the most remote of the slave states, so enforcement of the proclamation was slow to take effect. In light of recent tragic events and the need to recognize the culture of systemic racism in our nation, ASRM offices will be closed tomorrow.
  • SART Releases Podcast Series for Those Trying to Build a Family

    The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), is pleased to announce the release of its Fertility Experts Podcast Series. For those with questions about fertility and infertility, each 25-minute episode offers the insights of a variety of accomplished fertility specialists. They address a range of topics related to fertility testing, treatment, and the challenges of building a family.
  • ASRM Patient Management and Clinical Recommendations During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Update #5

    The world has been suffering a pandemic of a proportion not previously experienced in this century, with higher infectivity and mortality than previous epidemics. While acknowledging that infertility is a serious disease that requires treatment in a timely manner, in its recommendations of March 17, 2020 and in the subsequent Updates, No. 1 and No. 2, the ASRM Coronavirus/COVID-19 Task Force (the “Task Force”) recognized the need to delay any but the most urgent of reproductive care cases. This was necessary as the extent of the COVID-19 pandemic, its viral transmission rate, its impact on reproductive well-being and pregnancy, and the ability of health systems to cope were yet unknown, at least in the U.S. 
  • President Signs Legislation Expanding Flexibility and Timelines for PPP Borrowers

    Today, the president signed into law a bill that revises the Paycheck Protection Program to provide additional flexibility for small business borrowers. The changes are intended to extend the period for use of PPP funds, provide additional flexibility in spending allowances, and make it easier for more borrowers to attain full forgiveness.


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