Ovulation Induction

Ovulation induction (OI) with controlled ovarian stimulation is a lighter form of treatment we might recommend for women who have normal tubes, and whose partners have a normal semen analysis, but who rarely or never ovulate.

For women who do ovulate regularly, stimulation can also be used to increase the chance of pregnancy by increasing the number of follicles that develop fully and, therefore, increasing the number of eggs that are ovulated during a cycle.

Two types of hormones may be used to stimulate ovulation: tablets of clomiphene citrate (Clomid® or Serophene®) and injections of follicle stimulating hormone, or FSH (Gonal-F® or Puregon®).