ICSI, short for Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection, is a specialised procedure used in assisted reproductive technology (ART). It is commonly performed as part of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments.
During ICSI, a single sperm is carefully selected and injected directly into an egg. This precise technique helps facilitate fertilisation by bypassing any barriers the sperm may encounter in natural conception.
ICSI is particularly useful in cases of male infertility, where the sperm may have difficulty reaching or penetrating the egg on its own. It can also be beneficial when previous attempts at IVF have not resulted in successful fertilisation.