American Society for Reproductive Medicine
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is an organization that wants to advance the "art, science, and practice of reproductive medicine". It provides a forum for lay public, researchers, physicians and affiliated health workers through education, publications, and meetings. The Society has its headquarters in Birmingham, AL and a public relation office in Washington, DC.
History and activities
Founded in 1944 by a small group of fertility experts who met in Chicago, its initial name was the American Society for the Study of Sterility and then the American Fertility Society (AFS). Though primarily an American organization, it now has members from over 100 countries worldwide. Key activities are the Annual Meeting that brings together several thousand of interested professionals from different countries, as well as courses, seminars, workshops and publications. Special interest groups are focused on assisted reproductive technology, andrology, reproductive surgery, contraception, menopause, genetic counseling, business practices, reproductive endocrinology, sexuality, adolescent endocrinology, reproductive nursing, reproductive biology, mental health, imaging techniques, laboratory techniques, fertility preservation, and reproductive immunology. The European counterpart of ASRM is ESHRE.
Publications of the ASRM include  -
- Fertility and Sterility - Peer reviewed monthly official publication of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Society of Reproductive Surgeons, Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, Society for Male Reproduction and Urology, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society.
- Sexuality, Reproduction and Menopause (SRM) - Published quarterly since 2003
- Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Published monthly; was published as Journal of In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer before 1992
- Newsletters - ASRM News and Menopausal Medicine
- Ethics Committee Reports and Statements -Ethical issues in reproduction are addressed by the Ethics Committee that published guidelines for medical practitioners.
- Practice Committee Guidelines - Practice Committee summarizes consensus opinions on medical standards and educational bulletins.
- William E. Gibbons, pioneer of in vitro fertilization
- Luigi Mastroianni, Jr., pioneer of reproductive surgery and in vitro fertilization research
- Larry I. Lipshultz, winner of the Hugh Hampton Young Award and founder of the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction.
- European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
- Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
- Assisted Human Reproduction Canada