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Infertility is the inability of a man and woman to achieve pregnancy after at least a year of having regular sexual intercourse without any type of birth control. There are many possible reasons for infertility and finding the most effective treatment for a couple may involve many tests to find the problem. For pregnancy to occur, the woman's reproductive system must release eggs regularly-a process called ovulation. The man must produce healthy sperm that are able to reach and unite with an egg. And once an egg is fertilized, it must travel to the woman's uterus (womb), become implanted and remain there to be nourished.
If a couple is infertile because the woman is not ovulating, Infertility Drugs may be prescribed to stimulate ovulation. The first step usually is to try a drug such as Clomiphene. If that doesn't work, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) may be tried, usually in combination with other Infertility Drugs.
Clomiphene (Clomid, Serophene) comes in tablet form and is available only with a physician's prescription. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is given as an injection, only under a physician's supervision.