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What is a Reproductive Endocrinologist?
Here's what a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist does to qualify as a "fertility expert":
Reproductive Endocrinology is a sub-specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This requires 4 years of medical school followed by completion of a 4 year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
- Medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the female reproductive tract
- Care of pregnant women
- Delivering babies
After completing a residency program, a physician then applies for a highly competitive program that provides additional training in Reproductive Endocrinology. This is referred to as a fellowship and includes a 3 year intensive training program, which focuses on understanding the complexities of the human female reproductive system.
Reproductive Endocrinologists can apply and test to receive board certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. To qualify requires both written and oral examinations.
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