News and Research

  • Canadian Trial Court Embryo Decision Overturned

    Legally Speaking
    Courts continue to see cases related to the use and disposition of frozen embryos, gamete mix-ups, and the discriminatory nature of U.S. international surrogacy policies.
  • ASRM One of Ten National Health Organizations Urging Supreme Court to Find Louisiana Law Unconstitutional

    Today, ASRM joined with nine other healthcare organization, led by ACOG, to file an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court in the case June Medical Services LLC v. Rebekah Gee.<br /><br />In September 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overruled a challenge to a Louisiana law requiring that physicians providing abortion care have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics. The Louisiana law they upheld is virtually identical to the Texas law found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in Whole Women&rsquo;s Health vs. Texas in 2016.
  • Access to Infertility Treatment and Care Act Introduced

    <p><em>Washington, DC</em>-- The Access to Infertility Treatment and Care Act (HR 2803 and S 1461) just introduced in Congress will require all health plans offered on the group and individual markets to provide coverage for the treatment of infertility. The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, TRICARE, the VA and Medicaid are also included under the Act. In addition, the Act will require coverage for fertility preservation services for individuals who undergo a medically necessary procedure that may cause infertility, such as chemotherapy.</p>
  • Advocacy Day 2019: ASRM Went to Capitol Hill to Garner Support for New Legislation to Ensure All Americans Have Coverage for Fertility Care

    <p>This year&rsquo;s turnout was the largest to date, with 233 patients and professionals- members of ASRM and RESOLVE from 29 states and the District of Columbia-&nbsp; in Washington, DC yesterday to meet with their Senators and Representatives to let them know how they can help Americans build their families via support for legislation important to the infertility community.&nbsp; Before heading out to the Hill, advocates heard first hand from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a long-time champion of legislation to help the infertility community, about her personal infertility and cancer journeys, and her call to action.</p>
  • ASRM CEO, Richard Reindollar, Send Letter Urging Alabama Governor Kay Ivey To Veto Abortion Criminalization Bill

    I am writing on behalf of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) to urge you to veto HB 314 which criminalizes physicians&rsquo; efforts to provide needed medical care to their patients.
  • ASRM Ethics Committee Updates Two Opinions

    <p>The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has updated two of its opinions: &ldquo;Fertility treatment when the prognosis is very poor or futile&rdquo; and &ldquo;Interests, obligations, and rights in gamete and embryo donation.&rdquo;</p>
  • Oral Contraceptives May Limit Bone Loss in Young Anorexic Patients

    <p>French researchers have identified a promising protective effect of oral contraceptives on the bone health of young women with anorexia nervosa.&nbsp; Along with the gynecological disorders resulting from anorexia, patients experience bone loss with intense demineralization early in the course of the disease. This study shows for the first time that anorexia patients using oral contraceptives (OCs) have a higher areal bone mineral density than those who do not use OCs&nbsp; and suggests that, while regularly taking an oral contraceptive will not confer complete protection, it may help to limit bone loss in young women suffering from anorexia nervosa.</p>
  • Arizona Court Awards Embryos to Ex-Wife and Other Cases

    Legally Speaking
    Current cases in reproductive medicine include an Arizona court that reverses a lower court and awards embryos to an ex-wife; a woman sues a hospital after discovering it stored her embryo for 13 years, an Alabama judge allows a wrongful death case to be filed on behalf of an aborted fetus, and the U.S. Supreme Court rejects the review of a Colorado frozen embryo case.
  • ASRM and RESOLVE Announce New Partnership Agreement

    <p>ASRM is proud to announce that we have entered into an agreement with RESOLVE: the National Infertility Association to form a new partnership focused on access to care and patient education efforts. ASRM and RESOLVE have a long and successful history of working together to improve conditions for patients, and this agreement brings a new, more formal status to that relationship. The joint efforts will focus on three areas: supporting RESOLVE&rsquo;s <u>Coverage at Work </u>initiative, working together on policy advocacy efforts, and improving ASRM&rsquo;s Patient Education offerings.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • Latest Data from SART Show Increasing Use of Cryopreservation for Fertility Preservation

    <p>The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, the United States&rsquo; primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) is releasing its latest national and clinic-specific ART data, today.</p>


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