Testosterone concentrations in early pregnancy: relation to method of conception in an infertile population

Reprod Biomed Online. 2012 Mar;24(3):360-3. doi: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2011.11.018. Epub 2011 Dec 2.


This prospective cohort study of infertility patients compared testosterone concentrations in early pregnancy in infertility patients who conceived naturally or after treatment. Although all groups demonstrated some increase in pregnancy testosterone from baseline concentrations, subjects who conceived following ovulation induction showed a significantly increased rise in testosterone as compared with controls (P<0.01).

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Clomiphene / therapeutic use
  • Embryo Transfer
  • Female
  • Gonadotropins / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Female / drug therapy
  • Infertility, Female / metabolism*
  • Insemination, Artificial
  • Middle Aged
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Trimester, First
  • Testosterone / blood*


  • Gonadotropins
  • Clomiphene
  • Testosterone