Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and assisted reproductive technology in the United States: a 2016 update

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology has played an important role in the development of safe and effective assisted reproductive technology in the United Stated, as evidenced by improved outcomes.

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Volume 106, Issue 3, Pages 541-546


James P. Toner, M.D., Ph.D., Charles C. Coddington, M.D., Kevin Doody, M.D., Brad Van Voorhis, M.D., David B. Seifer, M.D., G. David Ball, Ph.D., H.C.L.D., Barbara Luke, ScD, M.P.H., Ethan Wantman, M.B.A.


The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) was established within a few years of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the United States, and has not only reported on the evolution of infertility care, but also guided it toward improved success and safety. Moving beyond its initial role as a registry, SART has expanded its role to include quality assurance, data validation, practice and advertising guidelines, research, patient education and advocacy, and membership support. The success of ART in this country has greatly benefited from SART's role, as highlighted by a series of graphs. SART continues to set the standard and lead the way.

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders. The journal publishes juried original scientific articles in clinical and laboratory research relevant to reproductive endocrinology, urology, andrology, physiology, immunology, genetics, contraception, and menopause. Fertility and Sterility® encourages and supports meaningful basic and clinical research, and facilitates and promotes excellence in professional education, in the field of reproductive medicine.