The clinical relevance of luteal phase deficiency A committee opinion

The purpose of this ASRM and SREI Practice Committee Opinion is to address controversies regarding the diagnosis and potential treatment of luteal inadequacy.

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The Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Vol 98, Issue 5, Pages 1112-1117


Luteal phase deficiency (LPD) has been described in healthy normally menstruating women and in association with other medical conditions. While progesterone is important for the process of implantation and early embryonic development, LPD, as an independent entity causing infertility, has not been proven.

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

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.