Fertility and Sterility top videos from 2017 to 2019

A top 10 list of video articles published in Fertility and Sterility during 2017–2019 is presented. Each video publication was reviewed by 4 independent reviewers who followed a standardized scoring system.
Fertility and Sterility top videos from 2017 to 2019

VOLUME 115, ISSUE 5, P1337-1340


Zaraq Khan, M.S., M.B.B.S., Joseph Findley, M.D., John Preston Parry, M.D., Steven Lindheim, M.D., M.M.M.



To objectively grade all video publications in Fertility and Sterility during the years 2017–2019 and compile a list of the top 10 surgical videos.


Descriptive presentation of the 10 highest-scoring video publications from Fertility and Sterility in the years 2017–2019.


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All 4 authors acted as independent reviewers of all video publications. A standardized scoring method was used to score all videos.

Main Outcome Measure(s)

Up to 5 points were awarded for each of the following categories: Scientific merit or clinical relevance of the topic; clarity of video; use of innovative surgical technique; and video editing or use of marking tools on the video to highlight important features or surgical landmarks. This allowed a maximum score of 20 for each video. The number of YouTube views and likes were used as a tiebreaker if ≥2 videos scored similarly. The interclass coefficient from a 2-way random effects model was calculated to assess for agreement between the 4 independent reviewers.


A total of 40 videos were published in Fertility and Sterility during the years 2017–2019. After averaging scores from all 4 reviewers, a top 10 list was created (Table). Only 2 videos (number 6 and 7 spots) had the same average score, and the number of YouTube views and likes were used as a tiebreaker. The overall interclass coefficient for the 4 reviewers was 0.68 (95% confidence interval, 0.52–0.76).


An overall substantial agreement was noted between the 4 reviewers. Ten videos reigned supreme from a list of very competitive publications that had already undergone the peer review process. The subject matter of these videos ranged from complex surgical procedures, including uterus transplantation and use of a biologic graft for neovaginoplasty, to common procedures like hysteroscopic removal of intrauterine devices during pregnancy and approaches to the stenotic cervix.