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Reproductive biology involves the scientific study of the reproductive system. Improved understanding of reproductive biology can lead to new treatments for reproductive disorders, such as infertility.
Sexuality is an important aspect of existence and a fulfilling intimate life can be a facilitator of well-being, self-esteem, and general resilience. Moreover, it can strengthen coping, adherence, and survivorship skills of chronically ill patients. Health-care professionals should, therefore, routinely address issues of sex and intimacy.
A recent advance has led to the development of microfluidically linked microphysiological culture systems that mimic the complex dynamics and interdependent physiology of the various organs that comprise the female reproductive tract. This microfluidic culture platform offers an unprecedented way to study female reproductive biology and develop new reproductive therapeutics.