Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

ICSI may be used as a means of facilitating fertilization. Using a microscope under high magnification and micromanipulation tools, a single sperm is injected by a skilled embryologist into the cytoplasm of the mature egg. ICSI is recommended:

  • when sperm concentration (count) is low
  • with poor sperm motility
  • with low normal sperm morphology
  • when there is a high titre of antisperm antibodies
  • and when previous IVF fertilization failure with conventional insemination has occurred.