Introduction: Sea changes in reproductive physiology

We discuss how this issue’s Views and Reviews cover major paradigm shifts in reproductive physiology in the male and female.

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Craig Niederberger, M.D., Antonio Pellicer, M.D.


Advances in medically assisted reproduction led to new understanding of many key facets of reproductive physiology often upending prior dogma. This series of reviews covers unexpected and thought-provoking advances in the hypothalamus and pituitary, folliculogenesis, ovulatory triggering, what triggering misses physiologically, control of follicular growth and in vitro activation, and the relationship between male genitourinary birth defects and male infertility.

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.