Higher use of male IVF procedure not linked with increased birth rate, study says

January 21, 2015 1:00 PM

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Higher use of male IVF procedure not linked with increased birth rate, study says

The use of a popular assisted reproduction technique for male infertility has doubled in the past 16 years, but a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds the procedure wasn’t linked to improved reproductive outcomes.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is an IVF procedure in which a single sperm is injected directly into an egg. ICSI was introduced in 1992 for the treatment of couples with male factor infertility caused by abnormal semen characteristics, abnormal sperm function, or surgical sterilization. Th...

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