IMSI – Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection
Male infertility involving abnormally shaped sperm is one of the major factors in failed reproductive efforts of couples. The sperm’s shape does not satisfy all the health requirements and despite the efforts of the couple, natural sexual intercourse does not lead to pregnancy. The infertility problems are further compounded by various psychological factors such as stress, anxiety, and depression which lead to male impotence.
IMSI or Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection is one such advanced technique that gives hope to couples who are desperate to reproduce and have babies.
IMSI or Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection
IMSI is a treatment and not a diagnostic procedure that is performed by a fertility specialist in IVF Lab.
In addition to the quality of semen, the size and shape of sperm are also very significant in ensuring male fertility. According to WHO, The mature male sperm should have an oval head shape with a length of 4- 5 microns and width of 2.5-3.5 microns.
IMSI treatment factors in a detailed morphological study to ensure selection of normal , healthy sperm.
IMSI technique uses highly powerful microscopes and state of the art equipment for performing the treatment procedure in a clinical environment. The microscope magnifies sperm to 6000 times more than a normal microscope to select the healthy sperm.
- The sperm is carefully selected using IMSI and is injected into each egg to have healthy embryo.
- Healthy sperm with good morphology is selected to ensure successful fertilisation and implantation.
- The chances of miscarriage are reduced considerably .
- It improves the success rate of ICSI Cycles.