ICSI Fertility Treatment

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection was first introduced into the world of medicine in 1992. Since then it has become one of the best male fertility treatments. Studies show that around 24,000 babies are born through the ICSI fertility treatment in the United States alone. This treatment is more commonly used when the man has a low sperm count, low sperm mobility, irreversible vasectomy, or damage has been done to the tubes that are used to carry the seminal fluid from the testes to the penis.

What Is ICSI Fertility Treatment

The physician will collect eggs from the woman’s ovaries and sperm from the man through surgery or masturbation. An embryologist will then examine the sperm under the microscope and draw one sperm into a pipette. The tip of this instrument will be guided to the egg.

The embryologist will then inject the sperm into the egg. The microfertilization process usually does not take more than 10 minutes.

It will take around 4 to 6 weeks for one cycle of ICSI fertility treatment to be complete. Patience from both partners is required as they have to wait for the ovaries to properly respond to the medication and for her eggs to fully mature. Expect to spend all day at your physician’s office while trying to retrieve the sperm and the egg.

ICSI Fertility Treatment Success Rate

According to studies there is a 34% chance that the woman will conceive with the help of this treatment. Than it is another 28% chance that the same woman will deliver a healthy baby.