Introduction to OPINIONs

CHR is initiating a new series of communication called "OPINIONs: Independent Voices on Reproductive Endocrinology, Medicine and Society." As the title implies, this series is mostly dedicated to topics of national importance related to the practice of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, but, on occasion, also addresses issues of general medical importance.

These "OPINIONs" will reflect CHR's formal viewpoints on contemporary circumstances and, therefore, may change over time. They will be numbered and dated. To point out the importance of constantly evolving knowledge in medicine, should an older OPINION be updated or replaced, reference will be made to that older opinion. As appropriate, some OPINIONs, like our inaugural piece on national outcome reporting of IVF results, published on Monday, June 9, 2014, will be referenced; others will not.

We encourage comments and responses, especially if reflective of different opinions. Comments can be directly sent to us through the contact form at the end of each OPINION piece, or emailed to We reserve the right to edit responses before posting but will not post edited responses without the authors' permission. Acceptance of responses is at the full discretion of our editorial division.

Considering the large and rapidly increasing number of visitors to CHR's website, we expect this new feature to evolve into a strong independent voice, representing patients' best interests. Stay tuned for this exciting new voice from CHR!

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Table of Contents

Each OPINION piece can be accessed from the list below. Future OPINION pieces will be linked from here as they are published.

  1. OPINION 001 (June 9, 2014): On National Outcome Reporting of IVF Results
  2. OPINION 002 (June 23, 2014): On Peer Review Bias in Medical Literature Surrounding PGS
  3. OPINION 003 (July 7, 2014): On Embryoscopy as Marketing Tool: Where CNN Went Wrong
  4. OPINION 004 (July 21, 2014): On the Concept of Elective Single Embryo Transfer
  5. OPINION 005 (August 4, 2014): On the Different IVF Approaches for Women with Low Functional Ovarian Reserve (LFOR)
  6. OPINION 006 (August 18, 2014): On Androgen Supplementation in Women With Low Functional Ovarian Reserve (LFOR)
  7. OPINION 007 (September 29, 2014): On Social Cryopreservation

You can also read our press release about the OPINIONs series.

Last Updated: September 29, 2014