Reproductive medicine is the field of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, management, and prevention of reproductive problems. Reproductive medicine addresses issues related to sexual education and safe sex practices, pregnancy, birth control, infertility, menopause, and the treatment of diseases affecting the reproductive system, including sexually transmitted diseases and endometrio-sis. Reproductive medicine physicians are generally trained in obstetrics and gynecology, a training that encompasses aspects of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, endocrinology, and pathology.

Issues associated with reproductive medicine are extensively reported in various media formats, including television news and current affairs segments, newspaper and magazine articles, television documentaries, and Internet education and opinion forums. Often, the subjects of these reports are controversial. Most recently, extensive media reports have communicated stories associated with the birth of the Suleman ...

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