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Ovulation induction can be used for restoration of normal ovulation in women with chronic anovulation or it can be used to enhance pregnancy rates in ovulatory women with various infertility factors.
For the latter, the term “superovulation” is often used since the goal is to stimulate more than one mature follicle or egg. Superovulation is often combined with intrauterine insemination in unexplained infertility or in infertility associated with endometriosis or male infertility.
For anovulatory patients depending on the condition either clomiphene citrate (Clomid), letrozole (Femara) or injectable gonadotropin preparations can be utilized. Our ovulation induction consent form for these treatments reviews the process and potential complications such as multiple pregnancy incidence with these medications. Although the goal is simple, these various treatment modalities are complex and require careful monitoring to maximize pregnancy rates while minimizing any complications such as ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome and high-order multiple pregnancy. UF Health reproductive medicine physicians, as board certified reproductive endocrinology & infertility specialists, are recognized experts in implementing and using these therapies.
Resources & Links
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine
- Endometriosis Association
- Fertile Hope
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association
- Reproductive Facts
- Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
News & Media Releases
- 3 Commonly Used Medications to Treat Unexplained Infertility
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- Celiac disease and infertility: Is there a link?
- Pesticides And Sperm Quality: Can They Make Men Infertile?
- Researchers find new fertility drug to be more effective than one used for the past 40 years
- UF Health Shands Hospital first academic health facility in Florida to receive national Baby-Friendly designation
- Researchers uncover genetic and hormonal origins behind the evolution of sex organs
- Medical specialty one-stop shop at new UF&Shands at Springhill practice in northwest Gainesville