Causes & Treatment

IVF ICSI: definitions, success rates, and how it supports male infertility

Emma Harpham  |  28 Jul 2023


IVF ICSI refers to the process of injecting a single sperm directly into the centre of a human egg.

Watch as Dr Bianca Van Der Zee, Medical Advisor at Cliníca Tambre, sheds light on the remarkable journey that ICSI can chart for you and your partner – from its role in boosting pregnancy success rates to discovering how it serves as a lifeline for overcoming male infertility hurdles.

With over 45 years of experience, Cliníca Tambre understands that when you’re embarking on fertility treatment, it can be difficult to know which option might be best suited to you. Connect with their wonderful team for the best patient-first experience, in Spain right now.

What is IVF ICSI?

“IVF has two subtypes, and for ICSI (Intra cytoplasmic sperm injection) the sperm cells will be selected by the embryologists and will inject directly into the egg.”

What are the pregnancy success rates with ICSI?

“ICSI itself has a fertilization range between 70 – 85%.

The success pregnancy rates tend to be similar, to IVF between 20 and 45%.”

How does ICSI support male infertility?

“ICSI is the most common and successful treatment for male infertility.”

Whilst the challenges posed by male infertility may seem insurmountable, IVF ICSI isn’t just an assisted reproductive technique, it’s also a ray of hope.

From a second opinion and initial chat, to a full switch and fresh start, Cliníca Tambre are here to work with you to develop next steps of your journey.

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