18:15 1st July 2015 | Perfect Sperm
We only need one sperm to fertilise an egg and produce a baby. But how do you find the right one? There are approximately 300 million sperm in a single ejaculation but not all of them can do the job.
There’s a process called Intra-cytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) through which sperms are selected under an extremely powerful microscope. According to the World Health Organisation, a mature sperm should ideally have an oval head with a length of between 4 and 5 microns and a width between 2.5 and 3.5 microns. It is impossible to see these details under a normal microscope so the sperms are inspected under a microscope 15 times more potent than usual. Normal magnification is x400. In this instance magnification is x6,000. Abnormalities can be spotted and only perfectly formed sperms are injected into the egg. This process significantly improves the chances of successful conception. If you’d like to know more about this procedure please call 01 631 0092 or email enquiries@the bridgeclinic.com
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