Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) for Infertility
Why It Is Used
GnRH treatment is commonly used:
- When clomiphene (Clomid) treatment has not stimulated egg follicles to develop on the ovaries.
GnRH works most effectively when used to replace the natural GnRH in women and men whose bodies do not produce enough of it. GnRH may be given:
- To a woman who is not ovulating because her Reference hypothalamus Opens New Window is not stimulating hormones that trigger ovulation (hypothalamic amenorrhea).
- To a man who is not producing sperm because his hypothalamus is not stimulating the hormones that trigger sperm production.
|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
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