What is the role of androgen excess in the etiology of anovulatory infertility?

Updated: Mar 14, 2018
  • Author: Mohamed Yahya Abdel-Rahman, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Androgen excess is a common feature of PCOS, which is also the most common cause of anovulatory infertility. The ovarian theca cells increase their ovarian androgen production under the stimulatory activity of the raised LH levels, and in many cases, raised insulin levels.


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