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What hormones lead to the maturation of both sperm and egg?

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May 02, 2011 3:51PM

The first hormone that is involved in the maturation of the egg and sperm is the gonadotropin - releasing hormone(GnHR). This hormone is secreted by the hypothalamus, and it stimulates release of two gonadotropin hormones released by the pituatury gland. The leutenizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). And these two pituatury gland gonadotropins are the key hormones for the maturation of egg and sperm.