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Is it common to use LH drugs for ovarian stimulation in assisted reproduction?

By Paula Fabra Roca M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist).
Last Update: 01/31/2022

Gonadotropins are hormones capable of binding to their receptors in the ovary and stimulating follicular recruitment, development and maturation, a process necessary for the antral follicles to become preovulatory follicles containing mature oocytes capable of being fertilized.

The main gonadotropins involved in this process are Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteninizing Hormone (LH), with FSH playing the most important and indispensable role in the follicular development stage. And, LH is the hormone that would be more involved in the process of final follicular maturation and follicular rupture, what we know as "ovulation". Even so, the synergistic action of LH together with FSH during the follicular development process can also be important during follicular development in some specific cases.

 Paula Fabra Roca
Paula Fabra Roca
M.D., M.Sc.
Gynecologist
Dr. Paula Fabra has a degree in Medicine and Surgery and specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She also has a Master's degree in Assisted Human Reproduction.
collegiate number: 51123
Gynecologist. Dr. Paula Fabra has a degree in Medicine and Surgery and specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She also has a Master's degree in Assisted Human Reproduction. collegiate number: 51123.