Although the gonadotropin releasing hormone analogues are widely used in assisted reproduction, their use as a medicine involves some risks.
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The main advantage of using GnRH antagonists as an assisted reproductive treatment is that it precisely controls women’s menstrual cycle, blocking this way an undesirable premature ovulation.
These hormones work as GnRH antagonists. The GnRH hormone is released by the hypothalamus and is responsible for the stimulation of the pituitary gland, allowing thus pituitary gonadotropin secretion.