Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Analogues for Infertility
Why It Is Used
To treat Reference infertility Opens New Window concerns, a GnRH analogue (agonist or antagonist) is used:
- To closely time and control ovulation before an Reference assisted reproductive technology (ART) Opens New Window procedure by shutting down the Reference pituitary Opens New Window gland. This is called "pituitary down-regulation." At the same time or afterward, an ovulation-stimulating medicine is used to trigger ovulation, with the goal of harvesting good-quality eggs on a predictable schedule.
- To closely time ovulation before some Reference insemination Opens New Window procedures, when unpredictable ovulation would make it hard to know when to introduce sperm into a woman's reproductive tract.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology