hCG is a hormone that is administered exogenously to women in assisted reproduction techniques, as the final step in ovarian stimulation. This is because hCG has the following effects:
- Final maturation of the follicles and degradation of the follicular wall.
- Formation of the corpus luteum.
An important aspect to keep in mind is that ovulation will occur 36-40 hours after the administration of hCG. In this way, it will be necessary to schedule the follicular puncture of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments before this time has elapsed.
Read the full article on: What is hCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone? ( 78).
By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Paloma Sánchez Gómez M. D. (gynecologist), Sergio Rogel Cayetano M.D. (gynecologist), Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 02/17/2022