Reproductive surgery is surgery in the field of reproductive medicine. It can be used for contraception, e.g. in vasectomy, wherein the vasa deferentia of a male are severed, but is also used plentifully in assisted reproductive technology. Reproductive surgery is generally divided into three categories: surgery for infertility, in vitro fertilization, and fertility preservation.
A reproductive surgeon is an obstetrician-gynecologist or urologist who specializes in reproductive surgery.
Reproductive surgeries will be referred to based on biological sex, and terms such male and female will be used to denote to men and women respectively.
Reproductive surgery aims to address concerns spanning from male and female fertility to gender-affirming care. Uses for reproductive surgery may encompass different abnormalities, dysfunctions, and areas of focus that are unable to be treated solely through medication or nonsurgical treatment.