Towards less confusing terminology in reproductive medicine: a proposal.

@article{Habbema2004TowardsLC,
  title={Towards less confusing terminology in reproductive medicine: a proposal.},
  author={J. Dik F. Habbema and Timothy J. Collins and Henri Leridon and Johannes Leonardus Henricus Evers and Bruno Lunenfeld and Egbert R. te Velde},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={
          1497-501
        }
}
The use of the term "infertility" and related terms in reproductive medicine is reviewed. Current terminology is found to be ambiguous, confusing and misleading. We recommend that the fertility investigation report of a couple should consist of statements concerning description, diagnosis and prognosis. The description concerns the duration of non-pregnancy before consulting the clinician. A system for prognostic grading is proposed. The fertility investigation report forms the basis for… CONTINUE READING
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