What is assisted reproduction technology?
Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) is the technology which is used in order to achieve pregnancy in infertile couples while going throw such procedures as artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and surrogacy. ART is also known as fertility treatment. The term ART also includes intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and other advanced sperm selection methods for assisted reproduction.
Definition of ICSI
Nowadays In vitro fertilization with ICSI is the most common infertility treatment. ICSI procedures became famous in 1992 and since that time it is widely used in all types of infertility treatments. This technique allows the injection of a single sperm directly into the cytoplasm of an egg in order to fertilize it. ICSI is extremely helpful when a male partner has been diagnosed with a low sperm count, which can help to overcome infertility in men (?). During ICSI process embryologist selects the most normal-looking motile sperm with the help of a microscope that is able to magnify the sperm sample up to 400 times. A lot of infertility specialists believe that with the help of ICSI, high quality sperm is selected which improves success rates.
What is IMSI?
IMSI is Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection. IMSI is a relatively new sperm selection technique, which was first used in 2003 and 2004. The reason why IMSI started to be popular in recent years is that high powered microscopes were not commercially available in the past years. During IMSI, embryologist selects the best sperm with the help of high powered microscope, which can magnify the sperm sample over 6000 times. In fact IMSI is another variation of ICSI which can select sperm in more advanced way. Some researchers believe that with the help of IMSI it will be possible to achieve higher pregnancy rates and reduce miscarriage rates. In addition it was noticed that intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection can increase pregnancy rates especially in infertile couples with several implantation failures.
Who can consider IMSI
• Infertile couples who went throw several unsuccessful IVF or ICSI cycles, in spite of a high number of embryos being implanted.
• Couples with severe male infertility
• Presence of DNA fragmentation
• Unlikeliness of embryos to achieve blastocyst stage during previous IVF cycles
Finally, in the last years, the increased development of assisted reproductive technology resulted in creation of new added techniques like ICSI and IMSI. Nevertheless, nowadays it is not possible to achieve 100% of success. Human factor is still also a crucial while talking about infertility treatments. A lot of infertile couples, who are striving to become a parents, are feeling emotionally and financially devastated after completing several unsuccessful IVF cycles. That is why it is so important to choose a clinic you can trust and be happy with.
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Thu, 12/10/2015 - 14:11 | Category: IVF