ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) is an assisted reproduction technique used as part of an IVF (in vitro fertilisation) treatment. It enables couples in which the man has been diagnosed with fertility issues to have a child of their own. The semen is provided in a sample or a testicular biopsy – if necessary. Embryologists individually select the best sperm, which is subsequently used to fertilise the eggs.
Egg donation is the process whereby a woman uses the eggs from a donor in order to have their own child. The donor’s eggs are fertilised with sperm, usually from the woman’s partner, to produce embryos. These are then transferred into the womb, making pregnancy possible.
Fertility preservation involves freezing and storing eggs, sperm, or embryos. Techniques for preserving fertility offer women the choice of when to become a mother. These treatments can also be used to ensure patients are able to have children after completing treatments for cancer that may affect their fertility.
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IUI (Intrauterine insemination) is one of the most straightforward forms of assisted fertility treatment. Sperm is prepared in the laboratory and is then placed directly into the woman’s uterus, increasing the chances that the sperm will reach and fertilise the egg.
In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a well-established technique for creating embryos by fertilizing the egg with the sperm in a laboratory. The resulting embryo(s) can then be transferred to the woman’s uterus. The fertilisation process can be carried out using a conventional IVF technique or by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).