Getting pregnant using Clomid does not have a 100% success rate.
The average time it takes for a woman to get pregnant while on Clomid varies from woman to woman and can be dependent on several psychological factors. For most women however, whose ovulation takes about 7 to 10 days, getting pregnant might require up to 3 or more cycles of taking Clomid making its use quite an emotional as well as medical decision. It’s also suspected that women who are obese may take significantly longer cycles to get pregnant but no scientific study or evidence exists to refute or confirm these claims.
Clomid is not legally an over the counter drug, hence it can only be obtained through prescription of a licensed physician.
In Australia, this means a medical doctor, most likely a gynecologist. However, because Clomid is expensive, costing about for a box of 30 tablets, many women in Australia have turned to the online black market to purchase the drug. This happens even after several warnings and fatal cases of women purchasing generic drugs through these means, severely degrading their health. At the online black market, the same box of 30 Clomid tablets can go for as low as . Being this cheap at the online black market is the reason such markets have been difficult to clamp down on by the Australian government.
Being able to buy cheap Clomid tablets at online black markets also has several other economic challenges such as women no longer visiting doctors and gynecologists to get pregnant and practically self-diagnosing themselves.
Most women that do this however are usually in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th pregnancies. They use a doctor for the first pregnancy, who prescribes their initial use of Clomid tablets before they got pregnant. After this first pregnancy, whenever they want to get pregnant again, they just go to the online black market place, purchase new Clomid tablets and then use as prescribed during their first pregnancy. Several women report on these online forums that doing so this way has worked for them thereby also fueling the illegal trade and distribution. These online market places also offer the drug on a weight basis with typical weights such as 25, 50 and 100 mg.
Each of these online pharmacies have had several challenges with the law with some having outstanding legal cases against them. An example, is the recent case against aeih.org where a husband is suing the organization and claiming the generic Clomid drug his wife bought from the online drugstore took her life. The claims are currently being investigated by the Australian police.