Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection or ICSI is a modification in the traditional IVF procedure in which a carefully selected single sperm is injected directly into an egg. This increases the chances of fertilisation and pregnancy rates in patients with lower fertility reserves. 

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Intracytoplasmic sperm injection is typically used for couples who have attempted conception with no results due to male infertility problems.  Candidates for this treatment include:

  • Males with low sperm count or poor sperm motility (movement)
  • Males with abnormally shaped sperm
  • Males who have had an unsuccessful vasectomy reversal
  • Couples with advanced maternal age
  • Women with diminished ovarian reserve


ICSI is considered absolutely necessary in the case of male factor infertility with an abnormal semen analysis. Many are electing to undergo ICSI for reasons other than male factor infertility, including:

  • Previous poor fertilization with IVF
  • Variable sperm counts
  • Unexplained infertility


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