Re: Infertility: Testing and diagnosis

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 60 , No. 6 , July August 2018 , Pages 289 Letters

Thank you for publishing the article, “Infertility: Testing and diagnosis for the community physician,” by Dr Caitlin Dunne in the May 2018 issue of the BCMJ.

I am a new-to-practice community- and hospital-based family physician. Despite having read both the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada guideline and an American Academy of Family Physicians review on infertility, I was still treading a bit carefully with first-line infertility testing in the family practice office. Dr Dunne’s article was clear and concise, helped outline the rationale and steps for testing, and explained the hormonal mechanisms required to understand the tests to a reasonable level of detail. Thank you for the great piece; it will serve as a fantastic resource for both practising physicians and trainees.
—Goldis Mitra, MD, CCFP
Vancouver

Goldis Mitra, MD, CCFP. Re: Infertility: Testing and diagnosis. BCMJ, Vol. 60, No. 6, July, August, 2018, Page(s) 289 - Letters.



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