Traveling in the world of fertility is sometimes like traveling to a foreign country where a foreign language is spoken.

A language that has many medical terms that can sometimes sound technical and complex.

If this language seems difficult to you or you feel that you do not understand what the doctors are telling you or what you are reading, do not worry!

We have prepared for you the following fertility glossary, which includes all the medical terms related to fertility, formulated in simple and understandable words.

You can search for what you want in alphabetical order and the answer will be presented in front of you!

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There are currently 4 names in this directory beginning with the letter L.
A thin, lighted viewing instrument with a telescopic lens through which a surgeon views the exterior surfaces of a female’s reproductive organs and abdominal cavity. In this minimally invasive procedure, the laparoscope is placed through the belly-button in order to view and operate inside the abdominal cavity on the reproductive organs. This surgical technique is minimally-invasive, well-tolerated and it allows your physician to diagnose and remove endometriosis, amongst many other indications.

The menstrual cycle is divided up into two main parts- the follicular phase and the luteal phase. This refers to the second half of the cycle, usually the last fourteen days. It begins from the time of ovulation to the onset of menses. It is associated with progesterone production from the corpus luteum that facilitates implantation of embryos

Also called luteal phase defect. A deficiency of progesterone in the second half of the menstrual cycle when a pregnancy begins. Treatment involves supplementation with progesterone and other measures.

A hormone produced and released by the pituitary gland. In the female it is responsible for ovulation and the maintenance of the corpus luteum. In the male it stimulates testosterone production and is important in the production of sperm cells.