Reproductive Endocrinology

Reproductive endocrinology is a field of medicine that assesses and treats infertility in both men and women by addressing hormonal functions and problems that pertains to reproduction. Many infertile couples often consult a reproductive endocrinologist to decide upon effective fertility treatments. Your reproductive endocrinologist will then go through your medical history to identify the cause and factors that contribute to infertility and in turn recommend the best possible treatment. While most specialists solely focus on treating infertility, reproductive endocrinologists are also trained to treat hormonal dysfunctions in both men and women outside of infertility.

Conditions treated by Reproductive Endocrinologists

Reproductive endocrinologists treat patients for a wide range of fertility related problems such as:

  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hypothalamic pituitary dysfunction
  • A congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Congenital uterine anomalies
  • Male factor infertility
  • Fertility preservation
  • Tubal factor infertility
  • Treatments to treat infertility

Reproductive endocrinologists assess every individual case before suggesting an appropriate treatment plan which can either include medications or advanced medical procedures that can help infertile couples to have a baby. They include:

  • Ovulation induction (OI)
  • Assisted reproductive technologies (ART)
  • Surgical procedures
  • Donation and surrogacy
  • Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) include techniques such as:
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • In-vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Embryo freezing
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  • Assisted hatching
  • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis

In addition to the above treatments, sometimes couples may also resort to alternative and natural adjunctive therapy to treat infertility. Some of the most popular ones being:

  • Meditation
  • Naturopathic care
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Herbal supplements
  • Organic foods