About ISSRF

The comprehensive approach to reproductive health demands increased awareness on methods of  family planning, maternal health, neonatal morbidity and a growing burden of reproductive ill health  resulting from reproductive tract cancers, concerns of reproductive organs, sexually transmitted  infections, including HIV/AIDS, infertility and the adverse effect on gender based violence. In order  to provide a common Scientific Platform for all these specialties and for the common cause of  promoting Reproductive Health Research, The Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and  Fertility (ISSRF) was formed and registered in 1988. Over the years, the mandate of the Society has  broadened and includes various multidisciplinary components of reproductive health. 

Objectives 
1.To provide a forum for the discussion of Scientific, Clinical, Social and Veterinary knowledge on all  aspects of Human and Animal Reproduction. 
2.To facilitate exchange of knowledge and ideas in the area of reproduction through Seminars,  Workshops, Conferences and Meetings held from time to time. 
3.To promote the growth of the discipline of Reproductive Biology and Reproductive Medical Care. 

Activities 
One of the most regular activities of the Society has been its annual meetings wherein the scientists  belonging to the broad area of reproductive health gather to discuss newer developments in the  area. To date more than fifty-three national and international conferences have been organized and  the proceedings of most of them have been published. Young scientists are particularly encouraged  to participate in the meetings by way of financial support, holding special sessions and presenting  awards for the best presentations. On the recommendations of the General Body/Executive Commit-  tee, the Society has instituted following awards: (i) Founder President Dr. T. C. Anand Kumar Memorial Oration, (ii) Founder President Dr. T. C. Anand Kumar Young Scientist Awards, (iii) Prof. G. P. Talwar Gold Medal Award, (iv) Prof. G. P. Talwar Young Scientist Awards, (v) Prof. L. S. Ramaswami Memorial Oration, (vi) Prof. N. R. Moudgal Memorial Oration, (vii) Prof. N. R. Moudgal Young Scientist Awards, (viii) Dr. (Mrs.) Mridula Kamboj Memorial Oration, (ix) Dr. (Mrs.) Mridula Kamboj Young Scientist Awards, (x) Prof. S. S.Guraya Memorial Oration, (xi) Prof. S. S. Guraya Young Scientist Awards and (xii) Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding research contributions on different aspects of Reproductive Health. These awards are  given at the Annual meetings of the Society. 

The other initiative of the Society has been the publication of its biannual Newsletter, ISSRF News-  letter (ISSN: 2395-2806), to disseminate information on reproductive health and also facilitate inter-  personal communication between the members. The Society has published 26 issues of the news-  letter on various priority areas of reproductive health. The ISSRF has also been regularly organizing  national workshops on reproductive health awareness, particularly for adolescent senior school  students, as its mid-term activity. The scientific information about the physical, psychological and  social changes that take place from childhood to adolescence and adulthood has become increas-  ingly important in view of adverse effects due to changing environment & lifestyle related to occupa-  tional requirements. 

Facilities to Members 
Founder and Life members of the Society will have the right to (i) participate in the scientific and  business meetings of the Society, (ii) seek sponsorship to participate in International meetings relat-  ed to Reproductive Health and apply for financial assistance from the Society, (iii) contest any of the  Executive Committee posts and (iv) receive free of charge circulars, newsletters, notifications etc.  which will be issued by the Society from time to time. Periodicals or proceedings of the meetings  published by the Society would be provided either free of cost or at a subsidized rates, to be deter-  mined from time to time. 

Strength 
As on today the strength of the Society has grown to 1615 founder and life members, representing  biomedical sciences, social sciences, veterinary sciences, clinicians-particularly gynecologists and  andrologists, health care providers and women’s health groups. The Society is represented by  scientists from 43 Medical Colleges, 65 Universities, 104 Hospitals, 51 Institutes, 52 Colleges, 134  Nursing Home/Clinics/Research Centres/Diagnostic Labs/Pharmaceutical Companies and 10  Funding Agencies. 

Invitation to Join the Society 
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