As we mentioned in previous article, conventional medicine plays an important role and most of the time is the first treatment for a couple who for what ever reason cam not conceive after 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse or can not carry the pregnancy to full term. Artificial insemination is defined as placing sperm of the male partner by using medical advance technological instrument into the female reproductive tract through a method other than sexual intercourse. It is used when the male partner is diagnosed with low sperm count and motility or when a woman is diagnosed with ovulation or cervical mucus problems In this article, we will discuss intrasytoplastic sperm injection (ICSI) : definition, effects, side effects and risk of conventional treatment.
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Intrasytoplastic sperm injestion (ICSI) is defined as a fertility medical technique which uses a small needle to inject a sperm into the center of the egg.
2. What is intrasytoplastic sperm injestion (ICSI)?
It is only suggested to the infertile couple, if the male partner have low quality sperm including sperm count, motility, shape and inability of sperm in egg penetration or blockage in his reproductive tract. Under the microscope, the reproductive specialist withdraws a sperm and guides it to an mature egg by using a medical instrument called pipette, then injects the sperm into the egg. From there, the fertilized egg is allowed to develop in a laboratory for one to five days, before placing in the female partner uterus. The chance of fertility of intrasytoplastic sperm injacetion (ICSI) is as high as 50%
Althrough the ICSI has a success rate 50% to 80% for eggs fertilizing, it also increases the risk of
poor eggs or low quality of sperm.
a) Birth defect is around 1.5% to 3%
c) Chromosome abnormality
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