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Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

ICSI (pronounced “icksy”) is an innovative procedure in which a single sperm is injected directly into an egg. ICSI requires a woman to undergo an IVF cycle so that eggs can be obtained for insemination.

Initially, ICSI was used to overcome male infertility problems, such as low sperm count, poor motility or movement, and in cases where sperm shape or appearance is abnormal. More recently it has been used to overcome male reproductive tract obstructions and is frequently used to maximize fertilization.