In part one of the three lectures on CHR’s annual research update for 2013, Dr. Barad provides an updated overview of androgens’ roles in female reproduction, especially as they relate to female age and ovarian reserve. New findings at CHR’s research include the role of androgens in follicle development, in which androgens and FSH may work synergistically. Dr. Barad’s presentation will address the possibility of improving follicle recruitment through long-term, combined androgen (DHEA) and FSH exposure to improve IVF pregnancy chances for women with diminished ovarian reserve, providing further evidence that we now have the ability to therapeutically intervene into earlier stages of follicle maturation.
- Explain how androgen-FSH synergism improves ovarian stimulation in diminished ovarian reserve
VIDEO: Can we clinically utilize androgen-FSH synergism on granulosa cells at small growing follicle stages?
Recorded on: Tuesday, May 14, 2013