Ovulation induction with pulsatile human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG) administration

Shevah Friedler, Yoram Z. Diamant

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A computerized pump for continuous pulsatile HMG administration was used with 5 patients having prolonged anovulatory infertility, for 14 consecutive cycles. All of these women had previously failed to respond to various treatment regimens, or repeatedly developed ovarian overstimulation syndrome. In 12 out of 14 cycles, ovulation was detected by hormonal and ultrasonic evaluation, and pregnancy was achieved in 2 out of 5 cases. A mild form of overstimulation was observed in only 3 out of 14 cycles. A summary of the results of the present and similar previously published series demonstrated overall ovulation and pregnancy rates of 75% and 23.5% respectively. We concluded that inducing ovulation by administering pulsatile HMG is an appropriate alternative method of treatment when ovulation and conception fail with conventional regimens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-313
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • Anovulation
  • Infertility
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation
  • Ovulation induction
  • Pulsatile HMG

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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