Educating Providers on Evidence-Based Medical Guidelines

  • Lauren N. C. JohnsonEmail author
  • Clarisa R. Gracia


Fertility preservation is an emerging field that addresses the reproductive health of individuals facing gonadotoxic therapies. This population is diverse and comprises patients with a variety of malignant and non-malignant disorders that occur across the reproductive lifespan. The heterogeneous nature of the population poses unique challenges to the implementation of clinical research. Since the data in this field are evolving rapidly, physician mastery of evidence-based medicine concepts is essential for optimizing patient outcomes. In this section, we discuss the principles of evidence-based medicine, review methods for grading the literature, assess the current state of the literature in the field of fertility preservation, and consider strategies for physician education.


Continue Medical Education Fertility Preservation Control Ovarian Hyperstimulation United States Preventive Service Task Force Cryopreserved Oocyte 
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This work was supported by the Oncofertility Consortium NIH 5UL1DE019587 and the Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility Research NIH U54HD076188.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Reproductive Endocrinology and InfertilityUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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