Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a highly technical fertility treatment where a single sperm is injected into the centre of each egg to try to achieve fertilisation. We were the first NHS unit in the country to have a baby born from the intracytoplasmic sperm injection technique.
Stimulation and egg collection in an ICSI cycle are the same as in an IVF cycle, except in an ICSI cycle, mature eggs are directly injected with sperm instead of being placed together in a dish.
ICSI might help if:
On average, we expect 50% of couples to achieve a positive pregnancy test and 33% to have a baby, but the success is highly dependent on the age of the woman. These results compare favourably with those from other centres in the UK and worldwide.