As its name suggests, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is similar to a standard IVF procedure but involves a scientist injecting a single sperm directly into a mature egg to achieve fertilisation. After fertilisation, the embryo is transferred to the uterus.

ICSI is the preferred method of treating severe male infertility caused by such factors as a low sperm count, or sperm that is lacking in motility (movement) or morphology (shape). Our highly skilled team of scientists work together to use your partner’s better-quality, more mature sperm to maximise your chances of achieving a pregnancy.

ICSI-IVF is recommended for couples who have had poor or no fertilisation during standard IVF, as well as men who have:

  • Poor sperm morphology (abnormally shaped sperm).
  • Poor sperm motility (slow moving).
  • A low sperm count.
  • An obstruction such as a vasectomy, which prevents sperm release.
  • Antisperm antibodies (antibodies that are produced by the man’s body and may inhibit sperm function).
  • A vasectomy reversal that was unsuccessful or resulted in a low sperm count or poor-quality sperm.

For more information, please download our ICSI Fact Sheet below.


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