Reproductive Endocrinology Diagnostic Imaging

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Fujimoto Introduction The last few decades have witnessed rapid advances in diagnostic and therapeutic options in modern medicine. While the field of reproductive endocrinology has stayed away from many diagnostic modalities using ionizing radiation, the field has benefited from advances in imaging modalities such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance. In this chapter, we will review the general principles of these techniques and offer examples from reproductive...

Surgical Treatment of Female Infertility

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Mohammed Al-Sunaidi and Togas Tulandi Introduction Due to widespread availability of assisted reproductive technologies, the need for reproductive surgery in infertile women has declined in recent decades. However, surgery still has a place in the management of infertile women. For example, young women with pelvic adhesions or blocked fallopian tubes that impair their fertility may benefit from early surgical intervention. On the other hand, women over the age of 35 with a long history of...

An Overview of Female Infertility

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Torrente and Valerie Montgomery Rice Overview According to the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth, the percentage of women reporting some form of fecundity impairment rose from 8 in 1988 to 10 in 1995 which some believe is related in part to a trend toward delayed child-bearing. Numerous observational studies have demonstrated that 80-90 of couples that have unprotected intercourse for 12 months will conceive. Thus, the accepted definition of an infertile couple is the failure to...