Sperm injection | 1990

This was the first use of what is now known as ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection).

In cases where there are sperm, but they do not move properly, and so cannot fertilise the egg, a single sperm is taken, then injected across the membrane of the woman’s egg.

This was a major breakthrough in the treatment of male sub fertility – and success rates for ICSI now rival those of ordinary IVF.

The first UK ICSI baby was born in 1992.

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