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- See also: Assisted reproductive technology
Fertility medication is a method of fertility enhancement, drugs that enhances fertility. For women, fertility medication is used to stimulate follicle development of the ovary. For males, on the other hand, there are very few options of fertility medication.
- Main article: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone
- Main article: Clomiphene citrate
- Main article: Aromatase inhibitor
Although primarily a breast cancer treatment, aromatase inhibitors can also work as fertility medication, probably by a mechanism similar to clomiphene citrate.
- Main article: Gonadotropins
- Main article: Menotropins
Menotropins are urinary gonadotropins, i.e. they are extracted from the urine.
Recombinant gonadotropins are gonadotropins created by inserting the DNA coding it into bacteriae. The bacterial DNA is then called Recombinant DNA. Examples of recombinant FSH are Follistim and Gonal F, while Luveris is a recombinant LH.
Human chorionic gonadotropinEdit
- Main article: Human chorionic gonadotropin#Use as medication
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is normally produced during pregnancy. However, it can also replace LH as a fertility medication.
hMG is a medication containing follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).
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