ICSI – IntraCytoplasmic Sperm Injection
Q1. Is there help for the couple with a Male Infertility Factor ?
Yes, sometimes low sperm counts or poor sperm motility requires extra help to fertilise the oocyte (egg). A procedure called ICSI ( Intracytoplasmic Sperm – Injection) overcomes these severe Male Infertility factors.
Q2. What is ICSI?
In the lab, the embryologist performs the procedure by capturing an individual sperm cell & injecting it into the mature egg by means of a small pipette with the help of a sophisticated machine called micromanipulator.
Q3. What are PESA, MESA & TESE?
These are various sperm collecting techniques to collect sperm from men with azospermia but where sperm is being formed. These are collected from testes or tubes depending upon case to case. These can be successfully used with the technique of ICSI.
Q1. Who needs to consider using an egg-donor?
Women who experience problems that lead to depletion of quality oocytes (eggs) may need to consider an egg donor to assist in getting pregnant. Premature menopause, surgical removal of both ovaries or individuals over 40 who have failed to conceive despite appropriate fertility treatments are the most common individuals seeking an egg donor. Usually this is an anonymous process where the eggs are removed from the donor, fertilisation is allowed to occur & the resulting embryos are then transferred into the recepient’s uterus. Success rates are extremely high with this process.
Q2. Who can donate the Ova?
Any young healthy woman less than 35yrs of age can donate eggs. She should be preferably from within the family of the patient & with preferably complete family. No matching is required. She can donate eggs even if a sterlisation operation has been performed on her.