Patient safety

All medications and procedures used induce ovulation or produce a pregnancy including clomifene must be prescribed by a gynaecologist or specialist with sufficient qualification and experience.

Correct and reliable assessment

Treatment requires assessment and investigations beforehand .
This must check-up must include:
  • Blood tests to check for infections that could affect fertility - this may include rubella, toxoplasmosis, HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C
  • Vaginal swabs
  • A cervical smear
  • Sperm count
  • Hormonal blood tests - for example, to check for ovulation
  • A pelvic ultrasound and/or hysterosalpingography

Side-effects of treatments

You must be informed of any side-effects to monitor. These can include:
  • Headaches, nausea, hot flushes
  • Spontaneous miscarriages
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation
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