For males with significant male factor infertility, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) may be used to fertilize an egg in the embryology lab via in vitro fertilization. ICSI may be an option for those who have low sperm concentrations or motility, or abnormal sperm anatomy (morphology). Dr. Thompson’s team will discuss your various options and what may work best for your specific needs.
ICSI is an assisted fertilization technique that can increase the likelihood of fertilization and therefore possible eventual pregnancy. During the procedure, an embryologist will use a glass needle to pick up a single sperm cell for injection into a mature egg. ICSI is required for patients having IVF with Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening.