Reproductive endocrinology and infertility is a surgical subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology that trains physicians in reproductive medicine addressing hormonal functioning as it pertains to reproduction as well as the issue of infertility.
Reproductive endocrinology and infertility physicians provide consultative services and comprehensive management of patients with reproductive endocrinology and infertility problems throughout the life cycle. This includes the preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures necessary for the total care of patients with endocrine, structural, genetic, and fertility problems. This requires additional education and training to acquire advanced knowledge of the most current diagnostic and therapeutic approaches available. The subspecialist should be able to function effectively in the arena of basic and applied investigation in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.