Microinjection is science’s elegant answer to severe male infertility

 

Intracytoplasmic sperm microinjection (ICSI)

 

Laboratoire18---1250pxIn classical in vitro fertilization (IVF), once eggs have been retrieved, they are usually fertilized by placing them in a test tube with 50,000 to 100,000 sperm. Fertilization, therefore, occurs naturally in an incubator. However, in cases of severe male infertility (less than a million sperm per millilitre), the fertilization process often requires assistance.

Microinjection of sperm (intracytoplasmic sperm injection, ICSI) has been developed to solve this problem. It involves injecting a single sperm into each egg using a small glass needle. The procedure takes place in the laboratory, under microscope. Fertilization rates are generally very good. This means that today many couples can have a biological child, whereas before they had to resort to insemination with donor sperm or adoption.

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Over time, the indication to proceed to a microinjection ( ICSI) was extended to several other causes of infertility.

Sperm Cells Microinjection (ICSI)