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Leuprolide is a synthetic hormone sold under various brand names including Eligard, Lupron, Prostap, and Viadur.

It is used to treat a variety of conditions including advanced prostate cancer in men, endometriosis in women, uterine fibroids in women and central precocious puberty in children.

Some people believe testosterone reduces the effectiveness of chelation, a chemical intervention used to treat autism, and it is therefore given alongside chelating drugs. Other people feel that it is a crude form of chemical castration.

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