Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a laboratory technique used with in vitro fertilizaton (IVF). The technique involves injecting a single living sperm directly into the center of woman's egg. "By using ICSI, we're doing everything we can to maximize the fertilization rate and embryo quality that develops," says Ed Marut, M.D., a fertility doctor and medical director of Fertility Centers of Illinois.
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In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a type of assisted reproduction technology (ART) in which a woman’s egg (or a donated egg) is fertilized in a laboratory with her partner’s sperm or donated sperm. The resulting embryo is then transferred to the uterus to develop naturally.
According to Dr. Robert Anderson, a fertility doctor at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine, genetic testing with IVF can increase pregnancy rates, even in women whose egg quality has decreased due to age.
In this video, Dr. Robert Anderson, a fertility doctor at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine, explains the benefits of transferring day 5, 6 or 7 embryos with IVF, rather than day 3 embryos