What Is ICSI?
This is a different, more sophisticated form of IVF where the scientist injects a single sperm into the egg to assist fertilisation. This technique is an excellent treatment if the sperm is of poor quality.
How ICSI Works
The ovaries are stimulated to produce several eggs. However, instead of simply mixing the sperm and the eggs together, an embryologist will inject a sperm into each egg using a special microscope.
Who Needs ICSI?
This technique allows couples the opportunity of having a family where conventional IVF would not have worked. ICSI is recommended for couples when the sperm count is particularly low, has poor structure or with low motility. It is also used in cases where conventional IVF has shown a very low fertilisation rate.