Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection, commonly referred to as ICSI, is a well-established microinjection technique, which has resulted in additional options for patients in the treatment of their infertility.

 

ICSI involves the insertion of a single selected sperm directly into the cytoplasm of a mature egg, bypassing all the preliminary steps of sperm binding.

 

The first human pregnancy with ICSI was reported in 1992 and since this time thousands of babies have been born as a result of the ICSI procedure, providing many couples with hope previously not available.

 

The procedure can be used in the following cases:

  • Low sperm numbers
  • Poor sperm motility
  • Poor sperm morphology
  • Surgically retrieved sperm samples
  • Previous cases of poor fertilisation with standard IVF