There are 3 very commonly used ovarian stimulation protocols for in vitro fertilization:
- Luteal Lupron protocol also called “long Lupron”, or agonist “down regulation”
- Antagonist protocols that involve use of of the GnRH antagonist medications
- Flare and micro-flare protocols, also called short Lupron protocols, or short protocols are used for patients expected to have a low response to ovarian stimulation
Your protocol will depend on your RE and your diagnosis.