Reproductive endocrinology and infertility is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology. Reproductive endocrinologists focus on the diagnosis and treatment of hormonal issues that cause infertility in women. Their treatment solutions may include hormonal treatments, non-surgical procedures, laparoscopic surgeries and traditional surgeries, depending on a woman’s particular condition.
Many reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists provide a number of different services besides infertility treatments.
Reproductive endocrinologists are trained in general obstetrics and gynecology before they focus on hormonal issues and infertility, so they’re qualified to offer any medical services that other OB-GYNs provide. They can treat women for sexually transmitted infections, provide pregnancy care, and see women for any number of other conditions.
Although reproductive endocrinologists study hormonal issues primarily as they relate to infertility, they’re able to use the knowledge they have on hormones to treat other hormone-related issues. Some reproductive endocrinologists see both women and men for hormonal dysfunction. Many provide hormonal treatment therapy for women, as this is an effective way to manage menopause and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
When choosing a doctor to see for hormone-related fertility problems, women should look specifically for an OB-GYN who has specialized training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Because this is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology, specialists need training in the field that goes beyond what’s included in general OB-GYN training.
Additionally, women may want to look for a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist who has an office near them. Diagnosing hormonal issues and treating infertility can require multiple doctor appointments. Going to a specialist who works at a conveniently located practice makes it easy to get to and from each appointment.
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