What is the ICSI method?
The ICSI method is the most commonly used micromanipulation technique, in which one sperm is actively injected into each egg.
When is ICSI used?
It is applicable and also recommended for all in vitro fertilization cycles, as it significantly increases the success rate. It’s expressly essential in cases of reduced sperm count or insufficient sperm motility, as well as in situations of an immunological infertility factor, poor egg quality, and low number of retrieved oocytes. It’s always chosen when planning for preimplantation genetic diagnosis or preimplantation genetic screening and in other special circumstances.
Are there any risks associated with the method?
This method is considered safe in terms of embryo development and does not influence the occurrence of developmental abnormalities in the fetus.
Our clinic’s recommendations
If you want to know whether this method would work for you, you can proceed without much risk in the following way: after consulting your doctor, have an ICSI performed on part of the oocytes and have the rest fertilized using a conventional method. You will see a difference in the percentage of fertilized oocytes after both methods, and if the conventional method fails, you will have oocytes fertilized by the ICSI method.