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Ovulation Induction & Cycle Monitoring

This is a simple treatment which is suitable for women who do not ovulate regularly or ovulate at all or for those who have hormonal disorders or polycycstic ovary syndrome. This treatment involves the female partner taking a course of fertility medication to stimulate ovulation or to increase the number of eggs produced during a cycle. Hormone levels and follicular development are monitored carefully throughout the treatment cycle using ultrasound scans. This close monitoring identifies the point of ovulation and the timing of sexual intercourse can be advised. Monitoring of the response to treatment is also important in avoiding overproduction of eggs and thereby reducing the risk of multiple pregnancy.

Ovulation induction is often a routine part of other fertility treatment such as IUI (intrauterine insemination) and IVF (in vitro fertilisation).

Success rates for ovulation induction vary but can be the right solution for some problems.

1 in 6 couples experience difficulty in conceiving