The Role of the Urologist in a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Practice

Cheng, P J, Tanrikut, C,
Urol Clin North Am. May. 2020 doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2019.12.005


With male factor infertility accounting for up to 50% of infertility cases, demand for male fertility services has increased. Integrating a reproductive urologist within a fertility center allows for treatment of both partners simultaneously with easier, more convenient access to a comprehensive male evaluation and any indicated interventions. A joint practice allows urologists to collaborate more closely with reproductive endocrinologists, which can, in turn, improve clinical care and research endeavors. This full-service, streamlined approach translates to optimized care for the infertile couple and allows for emphasis of male partner health.