Ovulation induction treatment helps to make ovulation happen at the right time when it does not happen naturally. The most common cause of ovulation problems in young women who are trying to get pregnant is the hormonal condition Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Other causes include problems with the master gland in the brain (the pituitary) which controls the monthly cycle. Being underweight and/or exercising too much can affect the pituitary gland. There are other much more rare causes which require more specific treatments, but, in general, medical ovulation induction is achieved with clomifene tablets or daily Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) injections.
Read our leaflet on Ovulation induction and intra-uterine insemination.