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ICSI: the sperm directly into the egg

ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) is a method by which we can fertilize 8-9 out of 10 eggs. We use ICSI to increase the odds of a successful pregnancy. In this method, precise movement of the tool (micromanipulator) inserts a sperm directly into the egg’s cytoplasm by a special injection. Therefore, this method primarily eliminates the main causes of male infertility.

We recommend the ICSI method:

  • When the previous extracorporeal fertilization failed.
  • For couples with unclear cause of infertility.
  • When there is immunological factor of infertility.
  • When obtaining a small number of eggs.
  • When using frozen sperm.
  • When using sperm obtained by surgical sampling (MESA / TESE).
  • When using donated eggs.
  • When there is a disease or cancer of testicles.

ICSI is also suitable for men who have:

  • low sperm count,
  • low sperm mobility,
  • abnormal sperm shape,
  • an obstacle that prevents sperms from entering the ejaculate (e.g. vasectomy)
  • azoospermia

Watch the video to see how ICSI works:

ICSI’s popularity is growing

90% of couples wish to use this method at our clinic, even if a man has normal sperm values. Thanks to ISCI we are able to minimize the interruption of the cycle when the eggs are not fertilized by the “classic IVF.” Eggs and sperms are put into one container in the IVF method, and fertilization is to occur spontaneously.

However, even with the classical method, you can take advantages of ICSI:

      • We will test if spontaneous extracorporeal fertilization works.
      • We will separate a part of eggs and will insert sperm into them by microinjection.
      • If the first method works, we will use spontaneously fertilized eggs.
      • However, if it fails, you’ll have eggs treated by ICSI in reserve, which are more likely to be fertilized.

Experience of foreign experts

ICSI method has been long proven and was first used in 1991 by doctors at Brussels University Hospital. In 1995 thanks to IVF / ICSI, the first woman in the Czech Republic got pregnant. Today the method is widespread throughout the world, which is proven by the ESHRE registers (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) which monitor the use of the techniques in European countries.

So far, none of the studies showed any difference in psychomotor development between children born after ICSI and children born after spontaneous conception. Also, based on current knowledge, we can say that the fertilization of eggs by sperm obtained in this way does not increase the risk of delivering a fetus with a congenital defect in comparison with pregnancies after spontaneous fertilization (study).

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