ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) is fairly similar to conventional IVF in that the sperm and eggs are collected from each partner. However, the difference lies in the method of achieving fertilisation. In IVF, the eggs and sperm are combined in a specialised laboratory and the sperm fertilises the egg naturally. In ICSI, a single sperm is injected directly into the egg. This method addresses issues surrounding acute male infertility. Low sperm count, poor quality sperm, and inability to fertilise the egg are some of the main areas of concern, and where ICSI may be recommended.
Candidates for ICSI – we treat:
- Couples who have failed to conceive via less complicated medical procedures, such as Timed Intercourse and IUI
- Women with tubal problems
- Couples affected by male infertility
- Women with unexplained infertility
- Women with severe endometriosis
- When one or both partners are HIV positive