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Sperm Injection (ICSI)


Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is an important adjunct to in vitro fertilization that has enabled many thousands of pregnancies around the world.

ICSI is a procedure in which a single sperm is injected directly into an egg to achieve fertilization. The resulting embryo(s) are then incubated for three or five days before transfer to the patient. It may also may be cryopreserved.

ICSI is commonly used to treat male factor infertility due to la variety of factors including: low sperm count, poor sperm movement or abnormally shaped sperm. ICSI is also used to fertilize oocytes that have been cryopreserved as part of fertility preservation treatment (“egg freezing”), and in conjunction with PGD.

Frequently Asked Questions

ICSI (pronounced “icksey”) is a direct injection of a single sperm into the oocyte to overcome fertilization failure and is used typically for low sperm quantity and/or quality or for failed fertilization in previous IVF attempt.