chapter  1
A potted history of ovulation induction
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From the time I was a medical student in the early 1960s up to the present moment, I have been privileged to witness one of the most amazing evolutions in modern medical practice, that of infertility treatment. Up to the beginning of the 1960s we could do little to help the infertile couple and a consultation usually consisted of some wise nodding of the head and an explanation of the frequency and timing of intercourse. The 1960s, most famous for the introduction and widespread use of the oral contraceptive pill, paradoxically also brought about the possibility of treating anovulation and curing infertility emanating from this cause.