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Ovarian stimulation: what is it, who's it for and what does it involve

  

Have you been trying for more than a year? © Stockbyte - Ovarian stimulation: what is it, who's it for and what does it involve
Have you been trying for more than a year? © Stockbyte
Falling pregnant isn't always so straightforward. In the UK, roughly 1 in 7 couples have difficulties conceiving a child. There can be many reasons for this, some linked to the woman, some to the man.

In around 30% of cases, infertility in women is due to an ovarian problem (absence of ovulation or rare and/or poor-quality ovulation).
Fortunately, there are many solutions these days to overcome this problem and bring about a "natural" pregnancy (in vitro).

Ovarian stimulation is the simplest solution and often the first treatment offered to a couple. Take our quiz to find out more about this method...

 




CF, CB
Our thanks go to gynaecologist/obstetrician Joëlle Belaïsch-Allart.

 
  

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