Effects of progesterone administration on follicle-stimulating hormone and prolactin release in estrogen treated eugonadal adult men.


In order to investigate the modulatory effect of steroids on FSH secretion in vivo, we studied 16 human males, aged 51-81 years, affected by prostatic carcinoma. They were given estradiol or E2 plus progesterone (P), added at different times during E2 treatment. Daily blood samples were collected in order to determine LH, FSH, and PRL levels; moreover… (More)