Programming sexual intercourse during the period close to ovulation helps to achieve gestation, because you try to coordinate as best as possible the meeting over time between both gametes, egg/s and spermatozoids. This technique is suitable for young women (less than 35 years old), with a short sterile time (less than one and a half years), good ovary reserve, permeable tubes and a partner with a normal seminogram. The expected pregnancy rate with this technique is between 10 and 15%.
Guided intercourse is usually scheduled after ovary stimulation treatment, in order to generate a single or double ovulation which makes the process more effective.
The ovary stimulation process is monitored usually using transvaginal ultrasound. Once optimum follicle development has been reached, the time of spontaneous ovulation can be calculated or adjusted better by administering an ovulation-inducing hormone. After ovulation, a progesterone support can be administered to supply any possible luteal insufficiency following ovary stimulation.