119429 - Reproductive Medicine Education
To provide GP's with the latest knowledge on specific topics relating to infertility and IVF to help them in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients in their practice.Relevance to General Practice
GPs play a vital role when couples have difficulty conceiving. They are often the first point of contact for a couple when infertility is suspected and they then remain involved with the couple through the entire process of fertility investigation and treatment
Lifestyle choices play a critical roe in a couple's fertility health. It is therefore important for a GP to be able to monitor lifestyle approaches when assessing patients with fertility issues.
Assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) have evolved over the last three decades into a suite of mainstream medical interventions that have resulted in the birth of more than 6 million children worldwide.
Rising birth rate coupled with the rise in maternal age means more and more women will seek assistance to conceive. The ability to recognise, diagnose and treat the issues in reproductive health are therefore of
significance in general practice as a GP is the primary carer.