When we think about infertility then only one treatment option that is In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) come into the people’s mind. But do you know there is another treatment which also has high success rate. Did you hear about ICSI or intracytoplasmic sperm injection? This procedure is also used along with IVF.
ICSI is considered as the high fertilization rate fertility treatment for male infertility. This is the reproductive approach for treating the infertility problem and has been around since 1990s. Some experts recommend this new technology to cope up with infertility and gain fertility.
What is ICSI (Intracytoplasmic sperm injection)?
ICSI is entirely different from IVF where sperms are mixed together with eggs in a petri dish. But in ICSI procedure, single sperm is injected into the eggs. After the injection of a sperm into the mature egg, the chances of getting pregnancy achieved.
Many couples have achieved the pregnancy with the effect of intracytoplasmic sperm injection. According to the research, it is estimated that using ICSI 50 to 80% of eggs are fertilized. During ICSI process, clinic uses reproductive apparatus like micromanipulation, inverted microscopes, some other devices and ICSI needle which is particularly designed for retrieving sperm. With the aid of sharp and hollow needle, individual sperm is retrieved. After this step, needle is delicately inserted through the external shell of egg and then sperm is injected into the cytoplasm of the egg.