The Reproductive Life Cycle

There are five reproductive stages in a woman’s reproductive life cycle.  These include premenarche (before the first menstrual period) stage; the reproductive, premenopausal stage; the early menopausal transition stage; the late menopausal transition stage; and finally, menopause.  There is no single test to determine reproductive potential, but the menstrual cycle pattern and hormone levels can […]

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The Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (CCCT)

Many patients 40 years of age and older will be asked to perform a clomiphene citrate challenge test (CCCT) as part of their evaluation. The original design of the test was to predict ovarian reserve and prognosis for future pregnancy. Most insurance companies now require an annual “passing” score on the CCCT to permit coverage […]

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