Microferma or intracytoplasmic sperm injection ICSI, Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, revolutionized IVF in the 1990s. The successful application of the method, worldwide, for more than three decades, as well as the development of oocyte micromanipulation techniques, solves fertility problems.
What is Microfertility?
Microfertility (ICSI) is a method of assisted reproduction that is mainly used to treat fertility problems associated with sperm quality.
For many couples unable to apply “classical fertilization” due to serious sperm problems (oligoestherospermia, obstructive azoospermia, etc.), the application of Microfertility may be the solution to the problem.
How is microfertility done?
When applied, the embryologist selects the appropriate sperm and injects it into the egg. In this way good or bad quality eggs can be fertilized by a weak sperm.
In case of obstructive azoospermia, surgical removal of spermatozoa from the testis after biopsy (TESE)
Common reasons for applying Microgeneration
One of the most common reasons for choosing the Microfertility method is male infertility due to severe sperm disorders. In particular, oligospermia, low sperm motility, very poor sperm morphology, failure to fertilize oocytes in previous attempts, are a series of fertility problems in which microencapsulation could solve.
Microgeneity may also be the appropriate method for couples with a low number of eggs in an oocyte.
In this scenario, Microfermatization (ICSI) is used to fertilize as many ova as possible than with the classic method where ova and sperm are placed together and mixed.