icsiNo two couples are the same. Different couples require different fertility treatments in order to conceive. For some, in vitro fertilization is the best option, but others may require a more advanced procedure like Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).

ICSI is a form of assisted fertilization using micromanipulation, i.e., injecting a single sperm into the cytoplasm of the egg by using a microneedle. This process is used when the male’s sperm are considered to be suboptimal. It is also performed in situations where characteristics of the egg may impair conventional in vitro fertilization, such as patients with endometriosis or unexplained infertility.

Pregnancy rates depend on the number and quality of embryos transferred. But, the expected fertilization rate is 70% of eggs for those who receive ICSI, similar to routine insemination with no fertilization factors.

If you think you may be a candidate for ICSI, give us a call today at 1-800-476-9784 to discuss your options.

The ART Fertility Program of Alabama is located in Birmingham, Alabama with additional locations in Huntsville, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa. The program is led by Dr. Kathryn Honea, Dr. Virginia Houserman and Dr. Chris Allemand who are Board Certified specialists in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. All are skilled in comprehensive infertility care and offer a complete range of infertility services.

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