Jefferson University Hospitals

Ovulation Induction & Superovulation

Women who do not ovulate on their own regularly or have a certain condition, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome or functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (also known as stress induced amenorrhea), may be treated with ovulation induction to increase their chance of a healthy pregnancy.

Superovulation is tailored for women who already have regular menstrual cycles and want to get pregnant.

If you are trying to conceive, the fertility specialists at Reproductive Medicine Associates (RMA) at Jefferson in Philadelphia may recommend these treatments.

What Does Ovulation Induction & Superovulation Involve?

Ovulation induction and superovulation involve medication (oral or injectable) to stimulate the ovaries to produce one or more eggs. There are several varieties of injectable fertility medications, which include purified preparations of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and sometimes luteinizing hormone (LH).

A process known as intrauterine insemination, or IUI, with partner sperm or donor sperm often maximizes fertility potential in medicated cycles.

Why Choose RMA at Jefferson for Ovulation Induction & Superovulation?

Your RMA at Jefferson physician will help you understand the risks and benefits of each fertility treatment option so that you can determine the safest and most efficient therapy for you.

Schedule an Appointment with a Fertility Expert

To schedule an appointment with one of our fertility specialists, please call 215-922-1556.

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