Your partner will be asked to provide us with a semen sample around the time of the egg retrieval. Sperm can be frozen prior to the egg retrieval if the male partner may not be available on the day of the egg retrieval or if there has been difficulty in the past with the production of the sperm sample. Donor sperm can also be used. The semen is then washed and prepared to inseminate the eggs 3-4 hours later.
There are two methods to the insemination of the eggs:
Some of the patients who would benefit from ICSI include:
On average, approximately 75% of eggs will fertilize following either standard insemination or the ICSI procedure.