Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI, is a procedure which involves injecting sperm directly into an egg to improve the chances of fertilization. The egg is then grown in a laboratory for a few days before it is implanted directly into the woman’s uterus. With ICSI, only a single healthy sperm is needed for each egg. This procedure is often performed in cases where the sperm cannot penetrate the outer layer, or cytoplasm, of the egg. ICSI may be used to increase the chances of fertilization with an in vitro fertilization, or IVF procedure…

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