July 2019: Fertile Battle: Should we stop offering endometrial scratching prior to in vitro fertilization?

Journal Club Global

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This Journal Club Global is streamed live, on location, at the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellow's Retreat in Park City, Utah. Erica Johnstone, M.D., M.H.S., Eric Widra, M.D., Kate O'Neill, M.D., Sara Morelli, M.D., Steve Young, M.D., Ph.D., Samantha Pfeifer, M.D., Emily Barnard, D.O., and Luis Hoyos, M.D., will discuss and debate the Fertile Battle in the June edition of Fertility and Sterility: "Should we stop offering endometrial scratching prior to in vitro fertilization?"  Questions and issues addressed include:

  • What is the biologic plausibility that endometrial scratching could improve implantation?
  • What is the evidence for and against endometrial scratching? 
  • What patient populations should endometrial scratching be offered to? 
  • What considerations of risk to benefit ratios, quality of evidence, and level of evidence should exist before interventions are implemented into widespread clinical practice? 

This Journal Club Global is hosted by Fertility and Sterility's Interactive Associate in Chief, Micah Hill, D.O., along with Emily Jungheim, M.D., M.S.C.I., and Pietro Bortoletto, M.D.. The event will involve live interaction with the audience on site, as well as the audience online, and feature REI fellows from across the United States at their annual retreat.


Register to view the event here: https://www.workcast.com/register?cpak=7115126731343946

View the archive for all Journal Club Global videos here: https://www.fertstert.org/content/video


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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