Ovulation Induction (OI)
- Ovulation induction refers to a treatment during which medications are taken, either orally or via injections, to stimulate the ovaries to release an egg.
- Who needs OI? Women who do not ovulate normally because they have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), high prolactin levels, or abnormal hormonal secretion by the brain (hypothalamic amenorrhea).
- Northwestern Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Medicine offers OI using oral medications (e.g., Clomid or Letrozole) or injectable medications (e.g., Bravelle, Follistim, or GonalF).
Looking for additional information? Check out our booklet, Ovulation Induction, to learn more.