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Health and fertility of ICSI-conceived young men

posted on 2021-07-31, 06:10 authored by SARAH ROSANNA CATFORD
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a technique where a single sperm is injected into an egg. It was introduced in 1992 to overcome male infertility and is the most common assisted reproductive treatment. There is concern that using poor quality sperm, or the technique itself, may have a negative impact on the health of children conceived using ICSI. It’s also unclear whether male infertility can be passed onto sons. In my PhD, I reviewed the health and fertility of a group of young men conceived using ICSI and compared them to men conceived naturally and men conceived using standard IVF.


Principal supervisor

Robert I Mclachlan

Additional supervisor 1

Moira O'Bryan

Additional supervisor 2

Jane Halliday

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Clinical Sciences at Monash Health

Additional Institution or Organisation

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences