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Health and fertility of ICSI-conceived young men
thesisposted 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.