Progesterone

Progesterone is a female hormone usually secreted by the corpus luteum after ovulation during the second half of the menstrual cycle (luteal phase). It prepares the lining of the uterus (endometrium) for implantation of a fertilized egg and also allows for complete shedding of the endometrium at the time of menstruation. In the event of pregnancy, the progesterone level remains stable beginning a week or so after conception.

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The Women's Health Initiative could not have detected cardioprotective effects of starting hormone therapy during the menopausal transition

Winter/Spring 2004, Volume 12, Number 1 (PDF, 185K file)

Spring 2003, Volume 11, Number 1 (PDF, 227K file)

Winter 2003, Volume 10, Number 4 (PDF, 151K file)

Summer 2001, Volume 9, Number 2 (PDF, 118K file)

Spring 2001, Volume 9, Number 1 (PDF, 130K file)

Winter 2000, Volume 8, Number 4 (PDF, 203K file)

Fall 2000, Volume 8, Number 3 (PDF, 67K file)

Spring 2000, Volume 8, Number 1 (PDF, 142K file)

Age and Fertility (booklet)

Progesterone supplementation during the luteal phase and in early pregnancy in the treatment of infertility: an educational bulletin

Terapia hormonal bioidéntica (Bioidentical hormone therapy)

Pérdida recurrente del embarazo (Recurrent preganancy loss)

Riesgos de la fertilización in vitro (Risks of IVF)

Menopausal Medicine September 2011 - Special e-newsletter

Noncontraceptive Benefits of Birth Control Pills

Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)

Progesterone Supplementation During In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Cycles

Hormonal Contraception

Suplementos de progesterona durante los ciclos de fertilización in vitro (FIV) (Progesterone supplementation during IVF cycles)

Beneficios no contraceptivos de las píldoras anticonceptivas (Non contraceptive benefits of contraception)

A decade after the Women's Health Initiative—the experts do agree

Compounded bioidentical menopausal hormone therapy

The clinical relevance of luteal phase deficiency

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