Journal article

CONTRIBUTIONS OF INVITRO FERTILIZATION TO KNOWLEDGE OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY OF THE MENSTRUAL-CYCLE

DL HEALY, L MORROW, M JONES, M BESANKO, PAW ROGERS, S OKAMATO, A THOMAS, V MCLACHLAN, F MARTINEZ

Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism | BAILLIERE TINDALL | Published : 1987

Abstract

The administration of ovarian stimulants to endocrine-normal women in IVF programmes gives the clinical endocrinologist an opportunity to modify natural folliculogenesis. Use of antioestrogens and/or gonadotrophins at the correct time has demonstrated that follicular atresia can be prevented and that multiple pregnancy-potent haploid ova can be obtained. Scrutiny of spontaneous menstrual cycles in patients who show unsatisfactory IVF responses has identified two new syndromes, premature follicle selection and occult ovarian failure, in these patients. The incidence of these disorders in fertile women is still unclear. Early results suggest that endocrine manipulations may overcome premature ..

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