Not all fertility treatment involves injectable medications. However, when it comes time to discuss this topic with the patients who do need to take it, there is a mix of reactions ranging from calm acceptance to sheer panic. Whenever I hear the response that "I don't do well with needles", I'm reminded that I have yet to hear anybody say "Oh, that's wonderful. I do great with needles" It's normal to want to avoid needles and the pain that we associate with it. However, in reality, those nightmares of huge needles are just myths. In reality, I'd say close to 99% of patients who end up taking injectable medications to help in them develop good eggs end up saying it wasn't anywhere nearly as bad as they imagined. The needles are actually short and thin and in many cases come in the form of space-age injection pens. They are NOTHING like the needles in the picture.
Here are links to the instruction videos for the most common brands of ovulation induction medications:
Your doctor's staff will show you the technique in person as well, but it's good to watch these for a refresher course in case you forget.