Repropedia: A Reproductive Lexicon to Fill the Gap in Reproductive Terminology.
Biol Reprod. 2012 Sep 26;
Authors: Smeyers C, Wallach H, Woodruff TK
The general public and students have incomplete comprehension of reproductive science terminology. This lack of knowledge creates barriers to discussions about reproductive biology and health and makes healthcare decision-making difficult. To address this need, the Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility at Northwestern University, the Center for Reproductive Research (CRR), created Repropedia, a website that is curated by members of the global reproductive science community and serves as an authoritative source of definitions for reproductive health terms. Importantly, this site provides pop-up definition boxes that can be used to directly interact with any other website. This technology ensures that the readers get the information in context and do not have to leave their website of interest. By creating and actively participating in Repropedia, the reproductive science community is becoming active in the dissemination of knowledge and ensuring that the next generation of learners has an information resource that is suited to their learning environment.
PMID: 22954794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]