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Featured Article

Vaginal cuff dehiscence following controlled ovarian stimulation recognized during egg retrieval

Vaginal cuff dehiscence is a rare complication of hysterectomy. Those who choose to undergo controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) and oocyte cryopreservation following hysterectomy must be aware that elevated abdominal pressure from stimulation as well as transvaginal ultrasound use during monitoring may increase the risk of cuff dehiscence.

Aims and Scope

Fertility Research and Practice is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal, publishing articles that provide novel insights into male and female infertility and early pregnancy. These include diagnosis and correction of endometriosis, congenital and acquired abnormalities of the male and female reproductive tracts, reproductive infectious diseases, male and female fertility diagnostics, assisted reproductive techniques (ART), implantation and early pregnancy failure, pregnancy of unknown location, and sporadic and recurrent pregnancy loss. Fertility Research and Practice invites basic science in addition to clinical and translational research. Approaches that apply cutting-edge technologies to problems in the field are especially welcome.

Fertility Research and Practice is affiliated with the CROWN initiative, Core Outcomes in Women’s Health. CROWN is an international initiative, led by journal editors, to harmonise outcome reporting in women’s health research. We are coming together to address the widespread, unwarranted variation in reporting of outcomes. CROWN’s main aim is to encourage researchers to report core outcome sets for key conditions in women’s health.

About the Editors

Elizabeth Ginsburg, Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Elizabeth Ginsburg is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. She is the Medical Director of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Program, and the Fellowship Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility program at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. She is a past president of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies and of the New England Fertility Society. She has published many original papers and reviews, and is the co-editor of the textbook In-Vitro Fertilization: A Comprehensive Guide.

Danny Schust, Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Danny Schust is the David G. Hall Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility at The University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, MO, USA. He graduated from The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, then completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schust presently splits his time between clinical duties and basic science research. Dr. Schust has authored or co-authored over 125 manuscripts and book chapters as well as a textbook for medical students on reproductive physiology.


Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    62 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    53 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    122 days from submission to acceptance
    12 days from acceptance to publication

    2 Altmetric Mentions