1st International Conference on Oncology & Hematology
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Accepted Abstracts

Change in gonadotropins in postmenopausal women: Effects of parity

1Ekhator CN*, 2Omorogiuwa A, 1Akpamu U, 1Shelu OJ,
1 Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria
2 University of Benin, Nigeria

Ekhator CN, Omorogiuwa A, Akpamu U, Shelu OJ (2019) Change in gonadotropins in postmenopausal women: Effects of parity. SciTech Oncology 2019. Dubai: UAE

Received: May 20, 2019         Accepted: May 21, 2019         Published: May 21, 2019


This report assessed the effect of parity on gonadotropins pattern in postmenopausal women. We studied 280 post menopausal women (40 each grouped into nuliparous to para 6). Although there was no significant different in their ages, serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) appeared to correlate negatively with parity. Thus, the levels of gonadotropins may vary with parity in postmenopausal women. Endocrinologically, female aging caused a progressive increase and decrease in FSH and estrogen levels respectively (Burger et al., 1999). However, reports showed that FSH secretion varies with individual’s characteristics and only a few studies have investigated the effect of age, body mass index, lifestyle factors and ethnic differences (Manson et al., 2001; Randolph et al., 2003 and 2004). This report was to assess the effect of parity on gonadotropins changes in postmenopausal women. The study was conducted among 280 postmenopausal women attending clinic at Saint Philomena Catholic Hospital in Benin City, Nigeria. They consisted of 40 subjects each with natural menopause transition, devoid of medical, surgical or pathological influence and classified from nuliparous to para 6. After inform consent and approval was given, medical history and blood sample were obtained for serum FSH and luteinizing hormone levels. The mean age of the women ranges from 56.05±6.91 to 59.25±5.45 years.parous postmenopausal women. Parity seems to negatively correlate with FSH and LH levels in postmenopausal women.  Based on the results, serum gonadotropin levels may vary with parity as with age, BMI, lifestyle and ethnicity.