Ovulation Induction (OI)
Ovulation induction (OI) with cycle monitoring and timed sexual intercourse or intrauterine insemination (IUI) can help if ovulation is a proven problem.
Ovulation induction is not recommended when a couple’s infertility is not related to ovulation or there are other contributing factors.
Ovulation induction is not suitable for:
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
If the reason for infertility is due to timing or mechanical in nature, Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) or Artificial Intra-Uterine Insemination (AIH) can assist.
This procedure allows fresh or frozen sperm from your partner to be washed, prepared and inserted into your womb just prior to ovulation. For pregnancy to eventuate, sperm needs to find and fertilise the egg.
Only sperm that is normal in count and motility have a reasonable chance of reaching the egg. For this reason, IUI is not recommended for severe male factor infertility or women with blocked or missing tubes.
Invitro fertilisation (IVF) can assist if OI +/- IUI is unsuitable or unsuccessful.