Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) has given hope to many couples who earlier had very faint chances of bearing a child. ICSI is usually advised if there are less than 1 million total number of sperm in the ejaculate. Click to see big picture
The procedure involves a sperm being injected through the outer covering of the egg into the cytoplasm. As a precaution to prevent the abnormal amounts of genetic material being introduced, only one sperm is injected via a glass micro-injection pipette. Rest of the treatment remains the same as IVF-ET procedure.
ICSI is a relatively new treatment but with a high success rate & is being used worldwide to treat severe male infertility.
The procedure involves ovarian stimulation & the handling of oocytes. The success of a ICSI program depends on.