Tag: semen

Sperm’s journey to the egg

Obstacles in the female reproductive tract

Since its formation to the fertilization of the egg, spermatozoids have to cross a complicated path full of obstacles. Only one spermatozoid will overcome all the barriers and fertilize the egg, creating therefore a new being.

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Male fertility

Male reproductive system

It is measured by the reproductive potential of the man. It encompasses the testicle’s ability to produce quality sperm capable of fertilizing the egg and the man’s ability to copulate.

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IMSI (Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection)

Super ICSI

IMSI is based on the technical developments of the microinjection procedure known as “ICSI”. Within IMSI, sperm selection is carried out through further evaluation of their appropriate morphology, since it is possible to observe them with a 6,300 magnifications facing the 400 magnifications of common ICSI. Therefore, certain microstructural aspects of sperm which may go unnoticed for the embryologist’s eye can be displayed in detail.

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