Glossary Overview

Find out about some important fertility terms.

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Gamete

A reproductive cell: sperm in men, the egg in women.

Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT)

After egg retrieval, the eggs are mixed with sperm and then placed—using laparoscopy, a minor surgical procedure—into a woman's fallopian tubes for in vivo fertilization.

Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH)

A substance secreted every 90 minutes or so by a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. This hormone enables the pituitary to secrete luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), which stimulate the gonads.

Gonadotropins

Hormones secreted by the pituitary gland that control reproductive function, such as luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).

Gonads

Glands that make the gametes (testicles and ovaries).

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