Controlled Ovarian Stimulation
Abha Majumdar
Controlled Ovarian Stimulation in Intra Uterine Insemination
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About Controlled Ovarian Stimulation

In cycles for unexplained infertility, ovarian stimulation (OS) has been shown to improve outcome in terms of pregnancy rate. Ovarian stimulation protocol is an important factor in determining the success of intra uterine insemination (IUI).

Dr. Abha Majumdar, Director and Head, Centre of IVF and Reproductive Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, explains the rationale behind OS in IUI, the drugs used for ovulation induction (OI) in IUI (viz. clomiphene, tamoxifen, letrozole, gonadotrophins), their schedules and various studies showing their use in unexplained infertility. The various OS protocols – anti oestrogens and gonadotrophins for IUI subfertility, problems with OS in IUI, benefits of agonists/antagonists in IUI, role of gonadotropins with or without GnRH analogues in IUI n women with subfertility are discussed.


  • Chapters
    1. Chapter 01
    2. Chapter 02
    3. Chapter 03
    4. Chapter 04
    5. Chapter 05
    6. Chapter 06

About Abha Majumdar

Dr. Abha Majumdar has been attached to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital since 1987 as consultant obstetrician and gynecologist and presently is ‘Director of Centre of IVF and Human Reproduction’. This centre was developed in the year 1990 to which she has been attached to, since its inception, and has been in the team of doctors responsible for the first IVF baby born in 1991 and the first frozen ooctye baby born in Jan 2009 of Northern India.

  • Demonstrator-cum-resident, 1977-79 Jan., Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, S.N. Medical College, Agra India.
  • ADMO, 1979 March, S.E. Railway Hospital, 1981 Aug. CKP, India.
  • Specialist Grade 1(Obs. & Gyne), 1981-1986Dec.,Central Referral Hospital, Misurata Libya.
  • Junior Consultant, 1987 Feb.-1992 Aug., Department of Obs. & Gynae. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Associate Consultant, 1992 Aug.- 2001 Aug., Unit of IVF & Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obs. & Gyne., Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Independent charge of IVF unit, 1996 July onwards
  • Senior Consultant and acting Head of the Unit of IVF and Human Reproduction, 2001 Sept. onward
  • Director and Head of the Centre of IVF and Human Reproduction 2009 onwards
  • Felicitated by “Medical Excellence Award” (Life Time achievement) in Obstetrics & Gynecology by Hippocrates foundation in 2014.
  • Felicitated by ‘Abdul Kalam gold medal’ by Global Economic Progress & Research Association 2015


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