The rapid increase in the number of laparoscopic procedures performed in gynecology has generated a genuine need for this excellent association-produced journal. Nearly all gynecologists are involved to varying degrees with laparoscopic techniques. Laparoscopy has become the most frequently performed gynecologic procedure.1 Practitioners interested in this subject have had to sift through a widely diffuse journal literature on gynecologic laparoscopy in the past. This new journal succeeds in communicating with an evergrowing audience on innovative methods, emerging technologies, and research studies in laparoscopy that have great clinical relevance for most gynecologists.
The sponsoring organization represents the largest gynecologic endoscopy association in the world, with members from more than 80 countries. Membership in the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) has grown from 936 in 1974 to nearly 7000 in 1994. Dedicated to the scientific development and appropriate clinical applications of laparoscopy, the AAGL probably has been best known since
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