Glossary Overview

Find out about some important fertility terms.

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Laparoscopy

Examination of the pelvic region by using a small telescope called a laparoscope.

Luteal Phase

Days of the menstrual cycle after ovulation when progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum.

Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
A pituitary hormone that stimulates the gonads. In a man, LH is necessary for spermatogenesis and for the production of testosterone. In a woman, LH is necessary for the production of estrogen.
Luteinizing Hormone Surge (LH SURGE)

The release of luteinizing hormone (LH) that causes release of a mature egg from the follicle.

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