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.
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:
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: