Controlled preparation of the endometrium with exogenous steroids for the transfer of frozen-thawed pre-embryos in patients with anovulatory or irregular cycles

Suheil J. Muasher, Catherine Kruithoff, Simonetta Simonetti, Sergio Oehninger, Anibal A. Acosta, Georgeanna S. Jones

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We have reported a 36% pregnancy rate (eight of 22 transfers) with the transfer of cryopreserved-thawed embryos in patients with anovulatory or irregular cycles following a protocol using pituitary suppression with leuprolide acetate after preparation of the endometrium with transdermal E and i.m. P. This protocol is simple, easy to follow, and safe and could be used in future for all patients with cryopreserved pre-embryos.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-445
Number of pages3
JournalHuman Reproduction
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1991
Externally publishedYes



  • Cryopreservation
  • Endometrial preparation
  • IVF
  • Leuprolide acetate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physiology
  • Developmental Biology

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