If you are diagnosed with male fertility issues, such as a low sperm count, previous history of vasectomy in the male partner, continuous IVF failure then standard IVF is not likely to result in fertilization. It is also done when semen has low sperm count and they need to be taken surgically from testicles. In this condition, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI treatment) is suggested. It is similar to the process of IVF, the only difference being the technique that is used to accomplish fertilization. .
How is ICSI done ?
In the process of ICSI, a single sperm is injected into each ovum or egg with the help of fine micro-manipulation equipment. the human egg is one-tenth of a millimetre in diameter and the sperm is approximately 100 times smaller than the egg, this is a very sensitive method that is performed by highly skilled embryologist using a micro-manipulator.
Is ICSI successful?
Along with IVF, ICSI is one of the most common techniques that is used extensively in Assisted reproductive technology. Since its advent, this technique has led to the birth of thousands of children worldwide.