Introduction: Reproductive immunology: checkered past and bright future

Although immunological factors are critical to normal fertility, immunological therapies have been disappointing. This Views and Reviews highlights some critical areas of current knowledge in reproductive immunology.

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Volume 106, Issue 3, Pages 497-498

Authors:

Steven L. Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Abstract:

The immune system plays a critical role in pregnancy establishment and maintenance, but application of immunological principles to the treatment of infertility and pregnancy loss has had a checkered past. Improving knowledge in this area holds great promise for improving the treatment of subfertile patients.


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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.

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