Complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of infertility: A look at the evidence

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Publication Date

September 2008


About the Presenter:

A graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Gutmann completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology as well as fellowships in reproductive endocrinology and menopausal health care at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Gutmann is Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University and a physician at Northern Fertility and Reproductive Associates. Dr. Gutmann has published numerous articles on infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, assisted reproductive technology, and complementary and alternative medicine in infertility. She is also a reviewer for several publications, including the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Human Reproduction. Dr. Gutmann has held numerous leadership positions in local and national professional organizations and is on the medical advisory boards of several patient advocacy groups.

This lecture was delivered as part of the Jefferson Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine's Grand Rounds series on September 9, 2008. Copyright 2008 by Jacqueline N. Gutmann, MD.

The streaming video presentation lasts approximately 55 minutes.

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Overall goals and objectives:

1. Review causes of infertility and treatment causes.
2. Outline uses of complementary and alternative medicine in infertility treatment.
3. Review evidence supporting use of complementary and alternative medicine in infertility treatment.