Increasing awareness of age-related fertility and elective fertility preservation among medical students and house staff: a pre- and post-intervention analysis

We discuss how knowledge of age-related fertility decline and elective preservation is limited among medical students and house staff. Education, even with brief interventions, is needed across all levels of training and specialties.

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Volume 107, Issue 5, Pages 1200–1205.e1

Authors:

Erica Anspach Will, M.D., Bat-Sheva Maslow, M.D., Leah Kaye, M.D., John Nulsen, M.D.

Abstract:

Despite professional and personal interest, knowledge of age-related fertility decline and elective fertility preservation is limited among medical students and house staff. This study highlights the need for formal education across all levels of training and specialties, with even brief interventions being of potential benefit.


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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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