Progesterone and the luteal phase: a requisite to reproduction.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Progesterone production from the corpus luteum is critical for natural reproduction. Progesterone supplementation seems to be an important aspect of any assisted reproductive technology treatment. Luteal phase deficiency in natural cycles is a plausible cause of infertility and pregnancy loss, though there is no adequate diagnostic test. This article describes the normal luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, investigates the controversy surrounding luteal phase deficiency, and presents the current literature for progesterone supplementation during assisted reproductive technologies.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mesen, TB; Young, SL

Published Date

  • March 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 135 - 151

PubMed ID

  • 25681845

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4436586

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0474

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ogc.2014.10.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States