Why would I need ICSI?
Being an advanced treatment for infertility, ICSI treatment is recommended under particular circumstances. It is most often recommended to couples struggling with male factor infertility and is considered an effective treatment for it. ICSI may be recommended if any of the following circumstances exist:
- Low sperm count
- Poor sperm morphology (abnormally shaped sperm)
- Poor sperm motility (abnormal sperm movement)
- Failed fertilization attempts at conventional IVF
- Unsuccessful conventional IVF treatment
- Poor ovarian reserve
- Retrograde ejaculation
- Frozen sperm is being used
- Frozen oocytes are used
- If sperm is retrieved surgically
- In case the couple needs to undergo embryo testing for some genetic condition i.e., PGD or PGS
Will ICSI work?
Through ICSI treatment, Australian Concept Infertility Medical Center has helped numerous infertile couples in realizing their dream of parenthood. A large number of couples, after receiving treatment at our IVF centers at Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore, have conceived and delivered healthy babies.
ICSI is quite helpful in successful fertilization when compared to conventional IVF. The successful fertilization rates of ICSI are exceptional as per the record, eight out of ten eggs are fertilized successfully through ICSI. While the success rate of ICSI and IVF are more or less same, the effectiveness of ICSI has been proved so many times in treating infertility. In addition to this, the success rate of ICSI treatment depends upon numerous factors such as:
- Quality of sperm
- Maternal age
- Egg activation
- Egg damage
ICSI has given great hope to couples struggling to conceive due to male factor infertility and it is for this reason that today, ICSI is being used vastly in medical centers around the world.