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The American Society for Reproductive Medicine was founded by a small group of experts in Chicago in 1944. It aims to be the nationally and internationally recognized leader for multidisciplinary information, education, standards and advocacy in the field of reproductive medicine. The ASRM is a non-profit organization whose members must demonstrate the high ethical principles of the medical profession, reproductive medicine and biology, evince an interest in infertility, and adhere to the objectives of the Society. The Society accomplishes its mission through the pursuit of excellence in education and research and through advocacy on behalf of physicians, patients, and affiliated health care providers. The Society is committed to facilitating and sponsoring educational activities for public and continuing medical education activities for professionals in reproductive medicine.
Distinguished members of ASRM have led the development of the field of reproductive medicine. They were the first physicians to perform many of the standard procedures used by fertility specialists today, including in vitro fertilization and donor insemination; they have developed new approaches to ovulation induction and contraception that are still in use.Today, ASRM members reside in all 50 of the United States and in more than 100 other countries. The Society is multidisciplinary, with members including obstetrician/gynecologists, urologists, reproductive endocrinologists, mental health professionals, internists, nurses, laboratory technicians embryologists, practice administrators, research scientists, veterinarians and pediatricians. The ASRM has an administrative office in Birmingham, Alabama, and a public affairs office in Washington, D.C. Policy is set by an elected Board of Directors and implemented by an Executive Director and an accomplished staff.
Since 1950, the ASRM has published Fertility and Sterility, a leading peer-reviewed medical journal in obstetrics and gynecology. In Addition, the Society produces two newsletters, Menopausal Medicine , and ASRM News. To date, the Society has been instrumental in supporting the establishment of contraceptive and infertility research centers by the National Institutes of Health and programs that support research in reproductive medicine such as menopause and women's health.Read More»