Induction of ovulation

This is a simple programme indicated for fertility treatment in women with impaired ovulation. The primary aim of this intervention is to help the ovary release a mature oocyte. Subsequently, this oocyte may be fertilized spontaneously via timed intercourse, intrauterine insemination (IUI) or IVF/ICSI.

The process is very simple and includes the following steps:

  • Initial assessment during the first days of the menstrual cycle (including blood tests and ultrasound evaluation), in order to establish the presence of optimal conditions to begin.
  • Introduction of the treatment plan. The most commonly administered medication is clomiphene citrate, a non-hormonal medication that stimulates the body’s natural hormonal production. Alternatively, mild hormonal stimulation may be used to facilitate follicular growth and maturation.
  • Monitoring every 2-4 days with ultrasound or blood testing, based on the method of induction and other baseline characteristics.
  • Prediction of ovulation timing based on luteinizing hormone (LH) measurements or pre- scheduled ovulation via triggering.
  • Performance of intercourse or IUI during ovulation.


This programme is recommended for women with irregular ovulation (such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome patients or potentially women with unexplained infertility)..