Diagnostic evaluation of the infertile female: a committee opinion

Fertil Steril. 2012 Aug;98(2):302-7. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.05.032. Epub 2012 Jun 13.


Diagnostic evaluation for infertility in women should be conducted in a systematic, expeditious, and cost-effective manner to identify all relevant factors with initial emphasis on the least invasive methods for detection of the most common causes of infertility. The purpose of this Committee Opinion is to provide a critical review of the current methods and procedures for the evaluation of the infertile female, and it replaces the 2006 ASRM Practice Committee document titled "Optimal evaluation of the infertile female."

MeSH terms

  • Advisory Committees / standards*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Female / diagnosis*
  • Infertility, Female / therapy*
  • Physical Examination / methods
  • Physical Examination / standards
  • Reproductive Medicine / methods
  • Reproductive Medicine / standards*
  • Research Report / standards
  • Societies, Medical / standards*
  • United States