Regulation of human endometrial function: mechanisms relevant to uterine bleeding

Hilary O D Critchley, Rodney W Kelly, David T Baird, Robert M Brenner

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Abstract

This review focuses on the complex events that occur in the endometrium after progesterone is withdrawn (or blocked) and menstrual bleeding ensues. A detailed understanding of these local mechanisms will enhance our knowledge of disturbed endometrial/uterine function--including problems with excessively heavy menstrual bleeding, endometriosis and breakthrough bleeding with progestin only contraception. The development of novel strategies to manage these clinically significant problems depends on such new understanding as does the development of new contraceptives which avoid the endometrial side effect of breakthrough bleeding.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S5
JournalReproductive Biology and Endocrinology
Volume4 Suppl 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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