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American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

Self Description

May 2004: "The educational mission of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) consists of a comprehensive educational program comprised of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide reproductive medicine services for patients, the public and the profession and which is based on the surveyed needs of its members. The intent of these programs is to provide attendees with the new skills needed to continue to provide state-of-the-art care."

Third-Party Descriptions


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Dr. G. David Adamson M.D. Person Mar 3, 2010
Organization Executive (past or present) Dr. Alan H. DeCherney M.D. Person Jan 22, 2007
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Dr. William E. Gibbons M.D. Person Mar 3, 2010

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Oct 10, 2009 The Gift of Life, and Its Price (21st Century Babies)

QUOTE: While IVF creates thousands of new families a year, an increasing number of the newborns are twins, and they carry special risks often overlooked in the desire to produce babies.

New York Times
Jul 11, 2009 No Stork Involved, but Mom and Dad Had Help

QUOTE: So despite the substantial costs [for surrogate birth] (at least $30,000), there is now a group of young children whose parents are wrestling with this modern twist on the eternal question: Where did I come from?

New York Times
May 20, 2008 Hybrid Embryo Research Endorsed

QUOTE: Hundreds of British scientists and medical organizations support the process and say it is necessary because of a shortage of human eggs and embryos for research. Cardinal Keith O'Brien, a leading figure in the Catholic Church, had described the research as a "monstrous attack on human rights, human dignity and human life." He said the bill would allow experiments of "Frankenstein proportion."

Washington Post
Jul 15, 2007 Your Gamete, Myself

QUOTE: With egg donation, science has succeeded in, if not extending women’s fertility, at least making an end run around it .... Still, many question the morality of egg donation.

New York Times
Jan 15, 2007 First U.S. Uterus Transplant Planned

QUOTE: "But the planned operation, which Del Priore and his colleagues could attempt later this year, is stirring objections among some transplant experts, fertility specialists and medical ethicists. They question whether the procedure has been tested sufficiently on animals and whether the benefit of being able to carry a pregnancy outweighs the risks for the woman and fetus."

Washington Post
Jul 16, 2006 A Medical Crisis of Conscience: Faith Drives Some To Refuse Patients Medication or Care

QUOTE: Around the United States, health workers and patients are...sparking...bitter debate over religious freedom vs. patients' rights..."What constitutes an ethical right of conscience in medicine, and what are the limits?"

Washington Post
May 11, 2004 The Heart's Desire

QUOTE: In the highly competitive and lucrative world of fertility treatments, some clinics discourage women whose chances of becoming pregnant are slim in order to boast about their success rates. But other clinics welcome such women, in some cases promising miracles from expensive treatments that have no scientific rationale and no evidence to back their effectiveness.