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Does Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Boost IVF Odds?

The short answer — sometimes. Specifically, if you’re struDoes Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Boost IVF Odds? | IMA ART Fertilityggling with male infertility, an intracytoplasmic sperm injection could boost fertilization rates.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection

As anyone on the path to parenthood knows, there are many factors that play into fertility, a healthy pregnancy, and a successful delivery. For individuals or couples undergoing IVF, one of the choices you may be faced with is using traditional In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) versus intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

Who can benefit from intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)?

ICSI is most often recommended for individuals or couples with male factor infertility. Additionally, if you’re using frozen eggs, ICSI will be used to help the sperm penetrate the egg’s outer protective shells, which can harden while frozen.

You may benefit from ICSI if you or your partner:

  • Are experiencing male infertility

  • Have low sperm counts