2.6 Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection is a micromanipulation technique used in cases of male factor infertility where normal sperm quantity and motility is impaired. With ICSI, a single sperm is selected on the basis of its shape and size and then injected into the cytoplasm of a mature egg to achieve fertilization (see Figure 2.2).

ICSI New Hope Fertilty Center

Figure 2.2 Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection: Sperm is
injected into cytoplasm of mature egg.

assisted hatching New Hope Fertilty Center

Assisted Hatching