ICSI: An Effective Treatment Option

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is a fertility treatment option that can help couples facing male factor infertility achieve pregnancy. Learn more about the ICSI process and how it compares to traditional IVF.

What is ICSI?

ICSI is a fertility treatment option that involves the injection of a single sperm directly into an egg in a laboratory setting. The resulting embryo is then transferred back into the uterus in an effort to achieve pregnancy.

Why is ICSI used?

ICSI is often used in cases of male factor infertility, where there is a low sperm count or poor sperm motility, or in cases where there are a limited number of healthy sperm available.

How does ICSI compare to traditional IVF?

ICSI is a more precise and controlled form of fertilization compared to traditional IVF, in which the sperm and egg are mixed together in a laboratory dish and fertilization occurs naturally. The success rate of ICSI is similar to that of traditional IVF, with an average pregnancy rate of around 30-35% per cycle.

The ICSI Process

Is ICSI right for me?

ICSI can be an effective fertility treatment option for couples facing male factor infertility or other fertility challenges. It is important to discuss all treatment options with a fertility specialist and to carefully consider the potential risks and benefits of ICSI before making a decision.

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