WHAT IS A REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST
What is a reproductive endocrinologist?
A reproductive endocrinologist (RE) is a
sub-specialist doctor who is dedicated to the treatment of infertility. An RE
has gone through advanced training to understand male and female hormones, the causes of
infertility, and the latest infertility treatments. An RE is capable of handling
very complex infertility cases.
Family doctors or gynaecologists often begin the process of investigating the
causes of infertility. A referral to a reproductive endocrinologist may be made
when test results or a lack of success with initial treatments suggests the need
for more advanced methods.
Like a gynaecologist, an RE has completed medical school and residency. In addition, the RE goes through several additional years of
training in the field of reproductive medicine.