Ovulation Induction

In order to conceive, you need functioning ovaries that release an egg, sperm that can swim to penetrate that egg, and a capable uterus to carry a baby to term. Sometimes, it is necessary to stimulate the ovaries for the first to happen.

When we take a detailed medical history from you, one of the first steps is to establish if you are ovulating on a regular basis. Anovulation (not ovulating) is a common problem and we can help this process occur through ovulation induction.

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What is Ovulation Induction?

Ovulation induction is a simple assisted reproduction treatment that aims to stimulate the ovaries to initiate the cycle and produce a greater number of eggs during ovulation. 

In consultation with both your Fertility Coordinator and Fertility Specialist at Panama Fertility, we will ask for tests to be completed in your home county to assess and diagnose any ovulation problems, in order to assess your individual case.

Who Ovulation Induction Helps

Ovulation induction may be a good place to start for those whose cause of infertility is an ovulation disorder. Ovulation disorders are often accompanied by infrequent, irregular, or absent menstrual cycles (also known as anovulation). Because eggs are released infrequently if at all by those experiencing ovulation disorders, there is a highly reduced chance of attaining a successful pregnancy with no treatment intervention.

Ovulation Induction in 3 Steps

Ovulation induction may seem overwhelming, but don't worry. We've outlined the process in 3 easy steps:


Required Testing

Before starting any fertility treatments, we require specific tests to ensure that we clearly understand your reproductive health. 

In consultation with both your Fertility Coordinator and Fertility Specialist at Panama Fertility, we will ask for tests to be completed in your home county to assess and diagnose any ovulation problems. We will provide the order requisitions to make the process as easy as possible.

These tests are:

  • Ultrasound Scans      
  • Blood tests
  • Hormone Levels

Most of these tests are covered by insurance, which can help save time and money on travel expenses.

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Inducing Ovulation

Once we know what is causing your ovulation problems, our next step along the way is to prescribe medications. The two main medication regimens are:

  • Tablets that increase the production of the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). These could be Clomid, Clomiphene, Tamoxifen, Letrozole, or Norethistestosterone.
  • If you are not responding as well as we would like in tablet format, we may prescribe injections of Gonadotrophins. Examples of these are Menopur, Bemfola, or Gonal F. These injections are given daily.

We can order them at your home or a local pharmacy. We work with several pharmacies specializing in fertility medications and can guide you in choosing one based on your location and insurance coverage. We will provide the necessary prescriptions to make the process seamless.




Once you have started your medication regimen, we will continue to monitor your progress through regular ultrasounds and blood work. These can be done at the local monitoring sites we have arranged for you. This monitoring is essential to ensure that your treatment is on track and that adjustments can be made. Once we receive the results, we will call you with instructions. These visits and blood work may be covered by insurance. We offer rebates for each ultrasound in case insurance does not cover it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any doubts or questions about our fertility programs? Find answers to your questions in this section.

What is ovulation induction, and how does it work?

Ovulation induction is a fertility treatment that involves the use of medications to stimulate the ovaries and promote the release of eggs. This is done through the administration of fertility drugs, such as oral medications or injectable hormones, which help regulate and enhance the ovulation process.

Who can benefit from ovulation induction?

Ovulation induction is often recommended for women with irregular or absent ovulation and those with conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It can also benefit couples undergoing intrauterine insemination (IUI) or timed intercourse to increase the chances of conception.

What are the common medications used for ovulation induction?

The drugs commonly used for ovulation induction include clomiphene citrate, letrozole, and injectable hormones such as follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) or human menopausal gonadotropins (hMG). These medications help stimulate the ovaries and promote the development and release of mature eggs.

How is ovulation monitored during ovulation induction?

Ovulation is monitored through regular ultrasound scans to track the growth and development of ovarian follicles. Blood tests may also be performed to measure hormone levels, such as estrogen and progesterone, to assess the progress of ovulation and determine the optimal timing for intercourse or other fertility procedures.

What are the potential risks and side effects of ovulation induction?

Like any fertility treatment, ovulation induction carries potential risks and side effects. These may include multiple pregnancies (such as twins or higher-order multiples), ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), abdominal discomfort, bloating, mood swings, or breast tenderness. Discussing these potential risks with your fertility specialist and following their guidance closely is important.

What are the success rates of ovulation induction?

The success rates of ovulation induction vary depending on various factors, including the underlying cause of infertility, the woman's age, the specific medication used, and other factors. It's best to consult with a fertility specialist who can assess your particular situation and provide personalized information regarding the possible success rates of ovulation induction in your case.

Do you need more information?

Our team of fertility specialists are glad to answer all of your questions, and will review in detail your medical history to offer you personalized solutions. Do not hesitate to contact us, we are happy to help you to achieve parenthood.