IRMS Applauds AMA Decision to Recognize Infertility as a Disease

Last month in Chicago, the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to recognize infertility as a disease in the United States. This is a very promising step towards increasing national healthcare coverage for infertility treatments, and also hopefully a move towards diminishing the stigma surrounding infertility. This success was spearheaded by the American Society for Reproductive…
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The Difference Between Sex and Gender, and Why it Matters in Reproductive Medicine

The words sex and gender are often used interchangeably, but in truth have very different definitions. These distinctions are not only important, they apply directly and in many ways to the fertility field of medicine, and their correct usage can contribute to a more accurate and more respectful health care experience. The WHO defines sex…
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Leading New Jersey Fertility Center Recommends When to Seek Infertility Treatment

Many patients who walk into our office for the first time have been trying to conceive naturally for a very long time, and enter quite confused and discouraged. Making the decision to seek help from a reproductive endocrinologist is a very personal and often daunting process, and so patients generally take their time to book…
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IRMS NJ comments on ASRM Case Study: Zika Infection in an IVF Pregnancy

A recent case study of the effect of Zika infection on a pregnant IVF patient brings new warnings about the dangers of the virus.1 The study was published in the latest edition of the journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the regulatory body for the field of reproductive endocrinology. About two and…
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Will Personhood Legislation Negatively Impact IVF?

Since the beginning of this year, 11 states and two federal bills have been introduced proposing “personhood” legislation. These include federal bills HR 586 and HR 681, and state bills in Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, has a summary page with…
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