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American Society for the Study of Sterility, American Fertility Society (AFS)
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is a non-profit, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine. The society has its headquarters in Birmingham, AL and a public affairs office in Washington, DC.
History and activities
Founded in 1944 by a small group of fertility experts who met in Chicago, the initial name was the American Society for the Study of Sterility, later the American Fertility Society (AFS). Though primarily an American organization, ASRM said it had members from over 100 countries as of 2020. The society hosts an annual convention, as well as courses, seminars, workshops and publications. Special interest groups are focused on a range of reproductive medicine topics. ASRM has an Ethics Committee that provides guidance on ethical issues. The ASRM Practice Committee issues clinical guidelines and reports.
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.
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Published monthly; was published as Journal of In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer before 1992
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.
Patient Education Fact Sheets and Booklets - series produced under the direction of the ASRM Patient Education Committee and the Publications Committee.