Reproductive surgery and in vitro fertilization: the future reevaluated

Fewer reproductive endocrinologists are performing surgery. This review looks at these procedures and offers a blueprint for training.

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Volume 112, Issue 2, Pages 197–202


Marika Raff, M.D., Alan DeCherney, M.D.


A crisis is occurring in that reproductive endocrinologists are not doing the surgeries that are a part of their discipline. We list those procedures as a blueprint for training reproductive endocrinologists.

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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.