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A survey of the practices and opinions of the domestic members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15374686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To learn how the domestic members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) use its services and to survey their opinions regarding clinical practices and research in reproductive medicine. DESIGN: A self-administered mail survey. SETTING: Members of a professional organization. SUBJECT(S): A total of 1,291 members responded. Of these, 80% were physicians, embryologists, or nurses. INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Demographics, use of ASRM services, and opinions. RESULT(S): Eighty-five percent of the respondents provided some type of clinical care for individuals with fertility problems. Two thirds read the ASRM News, and more than half used ASRM Practice Committee statements, Ethics Committee opinions, and patient education materials. Eighty-three percent reported that they followed the Ethics Committee opinions. Whereas 78% did not support reproductive cloning, two thirds supported somatic cell nuclear transfer to produce stem cells for research. The majority opposed governmental regulation of assisted reproductive technologies. CONCLUSION(S): The domestic membership of the ASRM is diverse in terms of demographics, practices, and opinions. In addition, they find the services of the ASRM to be of value.
William R Keye; Karen D Bradshaw;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0015-0282     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-17     Completed Date:  2004-11-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  536-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, William Beaumont Hospital, 3535 West Thirteen Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted*
Societies, Medical
United States
Comment In:
Fertil Steril. 2004 Sep;82(3):545-6   [PMID:  15374688 ]
Fertil Steril. 2004 Sep;82(3):543-4   [PMID:  15374687 ]
Fertil Steril. 2004 Sep;82(3):555-6   [PMID:  15374693 ]
Fertil Steril. 2004 Sep;82(3):557-8   [PMID:  15374694 ]
Fertil Steril. 2004 Sep;82(3):549-50   [PMID:  15374690 ]
Fertil Steril. 2004 Sep;82(3):551-3   [PMID:  15374691 ]
Fertil Steril. 2004 Sep;82(3):554   [PMID:  15374692 ]
Fertil Steril. 2004 Sep;82(3):547-8   [PMID:  15374689 ]

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