Congratulations to Erica Anspach Will, MD, a 3rd year REI fellow at the Center and UConn School of Medicine, for her journal article published in Fertility and Sterility this month!
The objective of the article entitled “Increasing awareness of age-related fertility and elective fertility preservation among medical students and house staff: a pre- and post-intervention analysis” was to assess medical students’ and house staff’s knowledge and personal and professional perceptions of age-related fertility and fertility preservation before and after an educational intervention.
The study found that despite professional and personal interest, knowledge of age-related fertility decline and elective fertility preservation is limited among medical students and house staff. This study highlights the need for formal education across all levels of training and specialties, with even brief interventions being of potential benefit.
Additional authors included Bat-Sheva Maslow, MD; Leah Kaye, MD; and John Nulsen, MD from the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT.