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[3 Apr 2009 | ]
ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is performed as part of an IVF procedure to treat male factor abnormalities. After egg retrieval, using a glass needle, a single sperm is selected by and injected into the egg. This often enhances fertilization to help couples conceive when the man has low sperm concentration, motility, or abnormal shapes. The Follas Center of Reproductive Medicine, our adjacent office-based facility, has state-of-the-art equipment to offer this option to our patients undergoing IVF.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI, is a form of micro-assisted fertilization where the nucleus (genetic …

Headline, Infertility causes »

[31 Mar 2009 | ]
Male, Female and other infertility causes

Causes of infertility can be related to both sexes. Approximately 60% of infertility is caused by female conditions, while approximately 40% is male-related. It is important to note, however, that in 25% of couples both partners will have a fertility problem.
The human reproductive process is complex. To become pregnant, the intricate processes of ovulation and fertilization need to work just right.

Each month the pituitary gland in a woman’s brain sends a signal to her ovaries to prepare an egg for ovulation.
The pituitary hormones …