ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
At North Cyprus IVF, ICSI is a routine part of the IVF treatment.
ICSI (Intracytoplasmic sperm injection) is recommended when there is a reason to suspect that achieving fertilization may be difficult, even when the IVF procedures are used. ICSI is most often used with couples who are dealing with male infertility factors. Male infertility factors can include any of the following problems: low sperm counts, poor motility or movement of the sperm, poor sperm quality, or sperm that lack the ability to penetrate an egg. However, we use ICSI in all our IVF treatments to give our couple the highest chances of success at no additional cost.
There are basically five simple steps to ICSI which include the following:
1. The mature egg is held with a specialized pipette.
2. A very delicate, sharp, and hollow needle is used to immobilize and pick up a single sperm.
3. This needle is then carefully inserted through the shell of the egg and into the cytoplasm of the egg.
4. The sperm is injected into the cytoplasm, and the needle is carefully removed.
5. The eggs are checked the following day for evidence of normal fertilization.