What fertility treatments do reproductive endocrinologists offer?
There are a variety of treatments reproductive endocrinologists can offer. Fertility drugs, such as Clomid, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and assisted reproductive therapy (ART) are the most common.
What is a fertility clinic?
A fertility clinic is a medical clinic or hospital that specializes in helping couples or individuals who have fertility issues trying to have children. They focus on treatments to aid in the success of pregnancy and carrying the pregnancy to term. While many fertility clinics are covered by insurance, not all procedures are covered.
What special education does a reproductive endocrinologist receive?
An endocrinologist must graduate from a four-year medical school from an osteopathic or allopathic (MD) program. This is followed by three years of residency in OB/gyn, followed by residency in a three year fellowship in endocrinology and infertility.
What is the endocrine system?
The endocrine system consists of glands that produce and secrete the hormones that control and regulate the activity of cells and organs. These hormones regulate growth, metabolism, sexual and reproductive development, and other physical and chemical processes. The primary glands of the endocrine system include the pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, pineal body, the pancreas, parathyroid, hypothalamus, and the reproductive organs (testes and ovaries).
What is reproductive technology?
Treatments that include the handling of egg and sperm are known as assisted reproductive technology (ART). The most common ART is in vitro fertilization (IVF). In this process, mature eggs are harvested from the female and fertilized by the male donor’s sperm (under laboratory conditions). Upon conception, the fertilized embryos are implanted into the female’s uterus.