Women who do not ovulate, usually present with irregular or completely absent periods. This condition is called anovulatory infertility. The most common cause for this is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome have a fertility problem as they may have infrequent ovulation or no ovulation.
Ovulation induction is performed using oral tablets containing Clomifene Citrate (Clomid is a popular brand) or hormonal injections containing Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH). Gonal F, Menopur, Merional and Puregon are popular brands of Inj FSH. During your treatment, you will require regular scans to monitor the response of your ovaries. In addition to the scans you may be asked to check your LH hormone level (the hormone that causes ovulation to occur) by using home fertility kits. You may either aim for spontaneous conception through intercourse or have Intrauterine Insemination treatment (IUI). Ovulation induction may lead to the development of more than one follicle resulting in multiple pregnancy.