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Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)

General Information About Microinjection Method

Microinjection method is revolutionary in male infertility causes.

Thanks to this method, there are no sperm cells in the semen, deformities in the sperm, insufficient sperm or low sperm motility.

men can be fathers.Microinjection is one of the assisted reproductive techniques, which is a great hope for couples who cannot have children naturally and in cases of male infertility.

Microinjection technique is one of the most frequently used in vitro fertilization methods in cases where the man’s sperm cell cannot combine with the woman’s egg.

Before the microinjection method was used, the drugs and methods used for severe male infertility were never sufficient to achieve sufficient success. So much so that today, very successful experts in the field say that these previously applied treatments are very insufficient for severe male infertility. At the same time, they state that it should no longer be used in treatments.

The microinjection technique applied in male infertility causes makes a great contribution to the life of men who want to be fathers. Thanks to the method, many men are able to fulfill their dream of becoming a father.

In addition, for the first time, in vitro fertilization treatment can be performed at the cellular level, thanks to this method.

How is microinjection (ICSI) applied?

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)

After talking about the contribution of this method, to talk about how it is applied; In the microinjection technique, the egg cell taken from the woman is fixed with the help of a special pipette. Then, a single sperm cell taken from the man is injected into the fixed egg with the help of a needle thinner than a hair, under the microscope, and fertilization is ensured.

Normally, at least 20 to 30 thousand sperm cells are needed for the sperm to fertilize an egg cell. Thanks to this, fertilization can be achieved even with 1 healthy sperm cell.

After the procedure, the development of the fertilized egg is monitored and when it becomes a healthy embryo, it is placed in the uterus.

Who can be applied microinjection?

The reasons for applying this method are generally;

Too low a man’s sperm count

Insufficient sperm motility

Having a disorder in the structure (morphology) of the sperm

In the microinjection method, the fertilization rate is not related to the sperm rate obtained. Even when there is only 1 sperm cell from the man, the fertilization rate is around 70-80% and this does not change.

Thanks to this technique, pregnancy can be achieved even with 1 healthy sperm cell.

With this method, a solution is found for the difficulty of reaching the egg in cases where the sperm motility is insufficient.

In addition, irregular sperm shapes are also a cause of infertility. Thanks to the method, a healthy fertilization can be achieved with a healthy cell.

In cases where the method is applied, sperm shapes, speed and scarcity do not have a negative effect on pregnancy rates. Thanks to this method, these disadvantages are almost completely eliminated.


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