Hormones under the control of the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the ovaries regulate the female reproductive cycle. If this basic control system does not work correctly, ovulation will be disturbed or absent. Ovulatory disorders are characterized by anovulation (complete failure to ovulate) or infrequent and/or irregular ovulation (eg PCOS).
Ovulation induction/ Ovulation augmentation involves the use of medication to stimulate the development of more than 1 follicle. It aims to correct hormonal imbalance, allowing where possible mono-ovulation to occur.
More than 80% of infertile women without anatomical disorders are treated successfully with fertility agents that promote the growth and development of ovarian follicles via the stimulation of FSH and LH.