Past Present and Future of Gonadotropins

  • Bruno Lunenfeld


The cornerstone to the conquest of infertility was laid in the beginning of this century. It took however nearly 80 years of work of many scientists from all over the globe to slowly unravel the puzzle of nature’s most guarded secret, the control of the reproductive processes. Physiologists, biochemists, surgeons and physicians engaged in fundamental and applied research funded by international and national organizations, hand in hand with the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries have slowly been able to reduce the often quoted figure of 12% infertility to a point that barely 2% of previously infertile women will not be able to experience motherhood.


Growth Hormone Ovarian Response Infertile Woman Ovulation Induction GnRH Antagonist 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Lunenfeld
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  1. 1.Bar-Ilan University, and Institute of EndocrinologyChaim Sheba Medical CenterRamat GanIsrael

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