Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Fertility Unit
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)

What is ICSI?

ICSI is an option when the sperm count is too low for normal IVF sperm preparation. A sperm sample is  produced by masturbation (or sometimes by TESA   which

is a surgical procedure use to take the sperm out of the testis). Using very sophisticated instruments, the sperm are prepared and then injected into the substance of the eggs, which have been obtained through the IVF procedure described above.

When is ICSI used?

In situations where the sperm count is too low for the normal IVF preparation.

Drugs used in ICSI

As for IVF.

Possible complications

As for IVF.