What Are the Chances of Having a Child through Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection?

For many couples, intracytoplasmic sperm injection is one of the best ways to develop a fetus and have a child. This method of in vitro fertilization is used as a way of combating male infertility problems. It can help when the male has a very low sperm count, cannot ejaculate properly or has other issues as well.

Success Rates and Factors

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection is not one of the very most successful in vitro fertilization methods. This is due to the fact that it constitutes a single sperm being introduced into the egg. Whereas there are typically millions of sperm competing for the chance to fertilize the egg, in this case only a single sperm is given the opportunity. Success rates vary depending upon a number of factors, but typically hover between 10% and 40%.

Benefits

There are, nonetheless, a number of potential benefits to intracytoplasmic sperm injection. First, it can be used when the man's sperm count is severely low and most other types of in vitro fertilization are impossible. Additionally, it allows for some special selection by the part of the fertilization specialist.

Additionally, intracytoplasmic sperm injection is much easier to do than a lot of other types of in vitro fertilization. This is because the tail of the individual sperm is immobilized in the process of making the in vitro fertilization. This makes the sperm itself much easier to manipulate and to use in general.

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