Ovulation induction is the process in which medications are used to stimulate ovulation in women who have irregular or absent ovulation termed as anovulation medically.
About 25 to 30 percent women with infertility have problems with ovulation. The main aim of ovulation induction is to increase a woman’s chances of conceiving, either through sexual intercourse or by using intrauterine insemination (IUI) or another fertility treatment.
Ovulation induction is usually one of the first line treatments used for infertility because it is noninvasive and relatively low cost, compared to other fertility treatments. Women with PCOS, who have irregular ovulation greatly benefit from ovulation induction.