Use of gonadotropins for initiation of singleton gestations in non-assisted reproductive technology cycles

We report on how gonadotropins are useful agents for initiating pregnancy in couples with diverse etiologies of infertility; and elimination of conception of multiple gestations is a desired, but as yet not achieved, outcome.

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Michael P. Diamond, M.D. and Manvinder Singh, M.D.

Volume 97, Issue 4, Pages 810-812


Gonadotropins are a valuable part of the armamentarium available to assist couples in achieving a live birth. Multiple approaches can be used to limit the risk of multiple gestations, but with potential negative impact on establishing pregnancies. Financial considerations often limit enthusiasm for approaches which could reduce success in achieving pregnancy.

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Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders. The journal publishes juried original scientific articles in clinical and laboratory research relevant to reproductive endocrinology, urology, andrology, physiology, immunology, genetics, contraception, and menopause. Fertility and Sterility® encourages and supports meaningful basic and clinical research, and facilitates and promotes excellence in professional education, in the field of reproductive medicine.

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