Professor Rock was an authority in infertility, using progesterone to suppress ovarian function and demonstrating that when ovarian function is suppressed for a time and then ended, a rebound results in ovulation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Bettendorf
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  1. 1.Abteilung für klinische und experimentelle EndokrinologieUniversitäts-FrauenklinikHamburgBundesrepublik Deutschland

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