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  • Men, Seriously. What Are You Thinking?

    Philadelphia, PA- A preliminary analysis of results from an online survey show that men in the United States know somewhat less about fertility and infertility treatment than women do and are particularly optimistic- or confused- when it comes to what they think they know about female fertility and age.
  • Maternal Pre-Diabetes Is Associated with Sex Chromosome Abnormalities in IVF Embryos

    <p><em><span data-contrast="auto">Philadelphia, PA-</span></em> <span data-contrast="auto">Embryos from pre-diabetic patients are more </span><span data-contrast="auto">than twice as </span><span data-contrast="auto">likely to have sex chromosome aneuploidies than embryos from patients with normal levels of glycated hemoglobin.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</span></p>
  • State Infertility Insurance Mandates Leave out Many

    <p><em><span data-contrast="auto">Philadelphia, Pa</span></em><span data-contrast="auto"> &ndash; Research presented at the 75</span><span data-contrast="auto">th</span><span data-contrast="auto"> Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine today showed that many patients are still not covered for their infertility despite the passage of infertility insurance mandates by the states.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></p>
  • Revised Guidelines Expanding Single Embryo Transfer Guidelines Result in Fewer Multiple Births at the Clinic Level and the National Level, Without a Decline in Live Birth Rates

    <p style="text-align: left;"><em><span data-contrast="auto">Philadelphia, PA</span></em><em><span data-contrast="auto">-</span></em> <span data-contrast="auto">Today, at the 75</span><span data-contrast="auto">th</span><span data-contrast="auto"> Annual Scientific Congress an</span><span data-contrast="auto">d</span><span data-contrast="auto"> Expo of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researcher</span><span data-contrast="auto">s from the National Institute o</span><span data-contrast="auto">f Child Health and Human Development and Walter Reed </span><span data-contrast="auto">National Military Medical Center presented results from a </span><span data-contrast="auto">retrospective cohort study in </span><span data-contrast="auto">which they compared Assisted Reproductive Technology outcomes</span><span data-contrast="auto"> in women under 38 years of age</span><span data-contrast="auto"> from </span><span data-contrast="auto">the two years before and the two years </span><span data-contrast="auto">after the 2017 revision of the ASRM/SART embryo transfer recommendations</span><span data-contrast="auto">. The</span><span data-contrast="auto"> data showed a significant reduction in th</span><span data-contrast="auto">e number of embryos transferred and in </span><span data-contrast="auto">twin pregnancy rates</span><span data-contrast="auto">,</span><span data-contrast="auto"> but no reduction in over all live birth rate</span><span data-contrast="auto">s after the </span><span data-contrast="auto">new recommendations were published and implemented.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</span></p>
  • ASRM Research Institute Receives First Seven Figure Gift. Dr. Thomas S. Kosasa of Honolulu Gives $1 Million to Fund New research effort

    <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Washington, DC</em>&ndash; The ASRM Research Institute, a new research arm of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, announced today that Thomas S. Kosala MD of Honolulu, HI, a Life Member of the ASRM, was making a million-dollar gift to the new institute.</p>
  • Marijuana Use by Fathers Poses Risk for Miscarriage

    <p><em>Philadelphia, PA</em> &ndash; Research presented today at the 75<sup>th</sup> Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine revealed that there is an association between marijuana use of the father and miscarriage.&nbsp;</p>
  • The Higher the Motile Sperm Count, the Greater the Number of Historical Kinfolk; Sperm Quality Measure May Be Heritable

    Philadelphia, PA- Utah researchers presented a study today at ASRM&rsquo;s 75th Scientific Congress and Expo showing that there is a relationship between a man&rsquo;s total motile sperm count (TMC) as a marker of fertility, and the number of offspring his ancestors had through several generations. The better an individual&rsquo;s TMC, the more children his ancestors had.
  • Racial Disparities in Fertility Care Persist

    <p><em>Philadelphia, PA</em> &ndash; Research presented today at the 75<sup>th</sup> Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine showed that while there had been a slight uptick in the use of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) among African American women over the last decade, significant disparities remain.</p>
  • Jury May Still Be out on Caffeine Use During Pregnancy

    <p><em>Philadelphia, PA </em>&ndash; The ongoing debate about the safety of caffeine use during pregnancy got another data point today at the 75<sup>th</sup> Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. A team at the National Institutes of Health presented a study showing that the use of any level of caffeine, particularly during the first eight weeks of pregnancy, may increase the risk of pregnancy loss.</p>
  • Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Chromosomal Defects Improves IVF Outcomes in Patients with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

    <p><em>Philadelphia, PA- </em>In the largest study to date examining the usefulness of preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A), for patients with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), Rutgers researchers report that PGT-A is associated with significant improvements in live birth, clinical pregnancy, and spontaneous abortion rates, especially in women over the age of 35.</p>


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