Infertility Evaluation and Treatment
The inability of women to conceive after a year of having unprotected sex, or the inability of women to sustain pregnancy is known as infertility.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a treatment for infertility, performed in couples unable to conceive despite trying for at least a year. IUI involves placing sperm in a women’s uterus to facilitate fertilization (fusion of egg and sperm). IUI gives the sperm a head start in entering the womb, but the sperm will still have to reach and fertilize the egg on its own.
Clomid is an oral medication that stimulates the production of eggs and ovulation and is used for the treatment of infertility in women due to ovulation disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome. The medication is administered in a cyclic or periodic manner on 5 specified days of the menstrual cycle. Clomid combines with estrogen, stimulating the production of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormones (LH) that promote egg development and ovulation. The treatment may be performed along with intrauterine insemination.