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What is Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)?

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is an innovative assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedure used to address male infertility factors and increase the chances of successful fertilisation. During ICSI, a single sperm cell is meticulously selected and injected directly into the egg, facilitating fertilisation and embryo development.

Why Choose Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)?

  • Overcoming Male Infertility: ICSI is specifically designed to address male factor infertility, including low sperm count, poor sperm motility, abnormal sperm morphology, or previous failed fertilisation attempts. It enables couples to pursue biological parenthood despite significant sperm-related challenges.
  • Enhanced Fertilisation Rate: By directly injecting a single sperm into the egg, ICSI ensures a higher likelihood of successful fertilisation compared to conventional in vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques. This can significantly increase the chances of achieving a viable pregnancy.
  • Preimplantation Genetic Testing: ICSI allows for preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), which involves screening embryos for genetic abnormalities or chromosomal disorders before they are transferred to the uterus. This helps reduce the risk of passing on inherited conditions and increases the chances of a healthy pregnancy.
  • Opportunity for Assisted Reproductive Techniques: ICSI can be combined with other assisted reproductive techniques, such as sperm retrieval from the testicles (TESE or microTESE) or the use of donor sperm.

The Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Procedure

  1. Egg Retrieval: The woman undergoing ICSI undergoes ovarian stimulation using fertility medications to promote the development of multiple mature eggs. When the eggs are ready, they are retrieved using a minor surgical procedure under sedation.
  2. Sperm Collection: On the day of the egg retrieval, a semen sample is collected from the male partner or a sperm donor. If the male partner has limited or no viable sperm in the ejaculate, sperm retrieval techniques such as testicular sperm extraction (TESE) or microdissection testicular sperm extraction (microTESE) may be performed.
  3. Sperm Injection: A highly skilled embryologist selects a single sperm and injects it directly into the cytoplasm of each mature egg using a specialised microneedle. The injected eggs are then cultured in the laboratory for fertilisation to occur.
  4. Embryo Development and Transfer: The embryos are monitored for development and quality in the laboratory after fertilisation. The highest-quality embryos are selected for transfer into the woman’s uterus, typically a few days after the injection.
  5. Post-Transfer Care and Pregnancy Test: Following the embryo transfer, the woman may be advised to take progesterone or other medications to support the uterine lining. A pregnancy test is typically performed around two weeks after the transfer to determine if the procedure was successful.

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