This is the first line of treatment in infertility, and is mainly applied in two cases: In women who present with abnormal ovulation and 2. In women who are ovulating normally, but have unexplained infertility.
In the first case, where ovulation is irregular, the goal is to stimulate the ovaries so that an egg can be produced in every menstrual cycle. This is readily achieved by administering appropriate medication at the onset of the cycle, such as Clomiphene, or low doses of gonadotropins.
In the latter case, the goal is to stimulate ovarian function appropriately, so that two or more eggs may be procuced during a given cycle. More precisely, the drugs administered induce the growth of multiple ovarian follicles; therefore, the number of eggs produced is increased, thereby increasng the probbility of conception per cycle. This is mainly achieved by the administration of gonadotropins. This method may also be combined with IUI. A possible disadvantage of this method is the increased likelihood of multiple pregnancy, with all associated difficulties and problems.
OVULATION INDUCTION REFERRAL FORM