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What is the relationship between ovarian stimulation in assisted reproduction treatments and folliculogenesis?

By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 01/05/2022

Ovarian stimulation in assisted reproduction treatments is aimed at the development and maturation of several follicles, unlike what occurs in a normal menstrual cycle in which a dominance is established that leads to the development of a single follicle.

This "multiple" follicular development of ovarian stimulation is achieved by the administration of gonadotropins, since folliculogenesis from the pre-antral follicle is dependent on these hormones. In this way, it prevents the loss of follicles that would go into atresia in a natural menstrual cycle in favor of the dominant follicle, so that several of these follicles will be able to continue their development.

Read the full article on: What is folliculogenesis and what are its stages? ( 59).
 Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.
License: 3435-CV
Embryologist. Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics. License: 3435-CV.