Glossary

 

Term Definition
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ART assisted reproductive technology
ASPIRE Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction
ASRM American Society for Reproductive Medicine
CRM Committee on Reproductive Medicine
ED erectile dysfunction
ESHRE European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
FIGO International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
FIGO CRM International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Committee on Reproductive Medicine
FSH follicle stimulating hormone
GnRH gonadotropin releasing hormone
hCG human chorionic gonadotropin
HIV human immunodeficiency syndrome
HP health provider
HSG hysterosalpingogram
ICI intracervical insemination
ICMART International Committee Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies
ICSI intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection
IFFS International Federation of Fertility Societies
IPPF International Planned Parenthood Federation
IU international units
IUD intra uterine device
IUI intrauterine insemination
IVF in-vitro fertilisation
LB live birth
LH luteinizing hormone
MDG Millennium Development Goals
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
NGOs non-governmental organisations
OHSS ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
PCOS polycystic ovarian syndrome
PCP primary healthcare provider
PCT post coital test
PHC primary health care
QOL quality of life
RHC reproductive health clinic
Stakeholder one who is involved in or affected by a course of action
STD sexually transmitted disease
STI sexually transmitted infection
THC tertiary health care
WHO World Health Organisation