REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY (also known as the field of “fertility doctors”) is a subspecialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology focusing on fertility preservation and infertility conditions. Reproductive Endocrinologists complete four years of medical school followed by a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology before completing a three-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Reproductive Endocrinologists work in private practices and major medical centers treating disorders of the female reproductive tract and fertility-related problems, fulfilling a unique role that is different from those of OB/GYNs or Urogynecologists.
Some medical malpractice litigation in Reproductive Endocrinology involves complications or ethical questions surrounding in vitro fertilization. Reproductive Endocrinology expert witnesses are also called as experts on causation, educating the trier of fact on the cause, extent, and prognosis of various conditions of infertility.