Do I need Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)?

The purpose of ICSI is to assist the fertilization process when a man’s sperm count is abnormal.  Whether it is because the number of motile sperm is very low or the morphology is excessively poor, the technique involves the delivery of a single sperm into a single egg.  Since 1991, when it was first described, it has revolutionized the treatment of male infertility.

Most clinics will recommend ICSI if there is a fear that poor fertilization may occur by traditional IVF where sperm are merely added to the egg culture dish.  Accordingly, efforts are made to assess sperm by function or morphology to help determine those most likely to require ICSI.  It is best to discuss this option with your clinic personnel prior to treatment.

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Retirement Announcement from Dr. Ayers

I have enjoyed caring for your family and being a part of your fertility journey. I am retiring from the practice of Reproductive Endocrinology, my last day with Gago Center for Fertility will be on April 21st, 2019.

Zika Travel Information

When pregnant or trying to conceive, please avoid traveling to Zika Areas https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-travel-information

How is infertility diagnosed?

Couples are generally advised to seek medical help if they are unable to achieve pregnancy after a year of unprotected intercourse.