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Around half of couples who are struggling to conceive are child are doing so due to sperm-related infertility. The most common modern treatment for male infertility is called Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection or ICSI. It is also the most successful form of treatment for male infertility.
ICSI treatment may be recommended if you have a low sperm count, your sperm have an abnormal shape, you have had unsuccessful IVF treatments, you’re using frozen sperm, or you need your sperm to be collected surgically. In Bangkok, ICSI is often performed as part of an IVF treatment, in which a pre-selected healthy sperm sample is injected directly into the cytoplasm of a mature egg. The ICSI process is designed to assist in the fertilization of the egg using a healthy sperm sample and it is very effective in doing so. Around 90% of all ICSI treatments result in egg fertilization. ICSI involves the male patient depositing a sperm sample into a specimen container, at which point it is tested and analysed to find the healthiest sperm possible. The selected sperm is then taken to conduct an IVF treatment.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a process that involves an injection of a perm to a mature oocyte during In Vitro fertilization, via their cytoplasm. The process helps men with fertility issues, can fertilize an oocyte. After the retrieval of the spermatozoa, the lab selection procedure to select the most viable spermatozoa follows.
The fertilization process in ICSI is successful when the sperm is implanted into oocyst successfully. From previous studies done, the fertilization success following the ICSI procedure stands at 50 to 80 percent. The success rate is not only reliant on the spermatozoa but also the oocyte ability to be fertilized. If the oocytes are fertilized, they grow to an embryo. The embryo is assessed on its quality after the process. The embryo must also be paid keen attention to the efficacy of cryopreserving. The embryo is further subjected to more screening during the fertilization process and after implantation to check on acquired chromosomal deformities and correction. The selection process is important for the success of the ICSI process. The section process requires a highly skilled embryologist as the procedure involves a highly intensive process value leads to blastocyst development embryos until successful transfer back to the patient.