Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Reproductive medicine task force

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Welcome to this medicine task force. If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the Medicine talk page, the centralized point for discussion, thank you.

Welcome to the Reproductive medicine task force of WikiProject Medicine!


Articles related to reproductive medicine, epecially birth control, but practically including almost everything related to obstetrics and gynecology.


Please remember to also add your name to the main list of project members if you are not yet listed there.

Tagging and assessment[edit]

Any article related to this task force should be marked by adding reproductive=yes to the {{WPMED}} project banner at the top of its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details). This will automatically place the article into the correct category.

The reproductive-imp parameter may be used to indicate the importance of the topic within reproductive medicine. If it is not specified, then the general WPMED importance will be used.

Please remember that improving articles is ultimately much more important than tagging them.


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This task force improves articles related to reproductive medicine in these categories:

Journal summarizing[edit]

Journal summarizing is the activity of subscribing to (or by other means regularly getting access to) an academic journal and briefly summarizing its entries in Wikipedia. Often, information given in the abstract is enough for a summary. These summaries are written at the appropriate location in Wikipedia. Sometimes, multiple locations are needed, such as for example a study on the adverse effects of a disease in pregnancy having an summary both at the Wikipedia article on the disease itself as well as in Intercurrent disease in pregnancy. Many journal articles have keywords listed, which can help in finding appropriate locations in Wikipedia by finding the Wikipedia articles corresponding to those keywords.

As of November 2013, academic journals in obstetrics and gynecology that are being regularly summarized are:

You can adopt a journal as well! OB/GYN journals needing summarizing include:

You can start by only summarizing the review articles of the journal, since summarizing wp:primary sources (that is, the original research) needs particular care and the resultant summaries have a greater risk of being reverted if not being written with attention to e.g. wp:neutral point of view. Reviews, on the other hand, should already be written in a rather neutral point of view, and are thus easier to start working on. Don't forget to add the journal article as references. If you see the DOI or PMID of the journal article, you can simply add them as for example
<ref>{{cite doi|10.1016/j.iheduc.2003.11.004}}</ref>
<ref>{{cite pmid|24197398}}</ref>

You'll notice that the Wikipedia articles often need creation of a new section, some reorganizing of content, and sometimes removal of obsolete and/or unreferenced text before adding the summary. These edits are just as welcome as the addition of the summary itself. Rarely, there is no article for the study topic of interest, and a new one needs to be created. In case of any uncertainty, don't hesitate to ask at the Reproductive medicine task force talk page.

Other things to do[edit]


Last cleanup listing by WolterBot was performed on database snapshot as of March 12, 2010.

Related projects[edit]


  1. ^ 2012 Journal Citation Report Science Edition, Thompson Reuters, 2013.
  2. ^ ScienceDirect > BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Retrieved on April 15, 2010
  3. ^ > European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Retrieved on April 15, 2010