Training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility Meeting worldwide needs

Modalities of training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, andrology, and assisted reproductive technologies differ among countries. Increasing need for specialists in emerging countries is an occasion for standardizing such training.


Dominique de Ziegler, M.D., David R. Meldrum, M.D.

Volume 104, Issue 1, Pages 1-2


Training in reproductive endocrinology (REI) and its male variant, andrology, has been profoundly influenced by the central role captured by assisted reproductive technologies (ART). The marked differences in financial, regulatory, and societal/ethical restrictions on ART in different countries of the world also prominently influence the clinical management of infertility. Training should strive for comprehensive teaching of all medically indicated procedures, even if only to optimize cross-border care. Better international standardization of infertility practices and training would benefit worldwide infertility care and should be promoted by international societies.

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