Ovulation Induction is a simple process which encourages female ovaries to release eggs, so as to maximise her chance of conception through intercourse or artificial insemination (IUI). It suits women who are producing low levels of hormones for ovulation, or who are not ovulating at all. Ovulation induction is the stimulation of ovulation by medication. Ovarian stimulation (in the sense of stimulating the development of oocytes) is often used in conjunction with ovulation induction.
Successful production of oocytes is influenced by numerous hormones with very delicate balances that create the woman's normal cycle. Frequently, the production is off balance, resulting in poor or no ovulation. A more important step to restoring good ovulation is to attempt to re-establish a balance of hormones through fertility drugs.