It's time to pay attention to the endometrium

Fertil Steril. 2011 Sep;96(3):519-21. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.07.1096.


The physiologic importance of the endometrium in assisted reproductive technology is now receiving much research attention. The historical importance of ultrasound for determination of endometrial pattern, thickness and contractility is reviewed and speculation provided for a possible mechanism of the adverse effect of thin endometrium on implantation.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Embryo Implantation / physiology*
  • Endometriosis / physiopathology*
  • Endometrium / physiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Female / physiopathology*
  • Pregnancy