Ovulation Inductionis a simple procedure, which promotes the ovariesto release eggs, so you can increase your chance of conception by intercourse orartificial insemination (IUI). It suits for the women who are producing low levels of the hormones for ovulation, or who are not at all ovulating. You will take medication (as tablets or through injections) to stimulate your hormone levels.

Ovulation induction medication includes clomiphene citrate. This oral drug will promotes the growth of the fluid-filled sacks (follicles) containing eggs. If you are not ovulating, or you ovulate & do not become pregnant after clomiphene therapy, other medicationscalled as gonadotropins may be prescribed, either alone or in the combination.

Gonadotropins are taken by the injection under the skin. They will replace the natural follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), & if they are successful the ovaries will produce multiple follicles & high-quality, mature eggs.

Your hormone levels & follicular development are been tracked throughout the stimulation cycle. If there is any requirement, your medicationprotocol (the type & dose) will be altered for the optimum results.

Powerful hormones were used to produce significant changes in your system, their effects were tracked by blood tests & ultrasound. Thesetests are used to determine the baseline indicating of your natural hormone levels & your medication start date. For this reason, ovulation induction cycles are also called as monitored cycles.

When the follicles are mature, usually in between 16 – 20 millimetres in the diameter based on the stimulation medication, doctor will suggest you to be givenan intramuscular injection called as hCG in preparation for the intercourse or intra-uterine insemination (IUI).

The potentialfertility improvement which this kind of the treatment which yields based on the womans age &diagnosis & the initial male semen analysis, & should be discussed with doctor.


Variousfertility medicines are available for ovulation induction, & doctor will choose the drug or combination of the stimulation drugs which is best and suites in each case.Medications include:

  • Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid or Serophene) Prescribed to the women who were suffering from infrequent periods & long ovulation cycles, it will also blocks the effects of estrogens & causes the body to produce high amount of follicle-stimulating hormone.
  • Human Menopausal Gonadotropin Stimulates the development of multiple follicles & eggs during ovulation cycle, hMG was derived from the urine of postmenopausal women.
  • Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) This hormone will stimulates the development of the fluid-filled sacks containing the eggs, this drug was also available in natural form, which was derived from the urine of a postmenopausal women, or as an recombinant or manufactured drug.
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) It is produced by the placenta during the time of the pregnancy & extracted from the urine of pregnant women, hCG will also triggers the ovulation & releasing the eggs.