There is a key difference between IVF and ICSI treatment in Thailand, which is that IVF treatment involves the use of eggs from a woman who has already had children, while ICSI have only recently been introduced into Thailand as a means of assisted reproduction. Moreover, it is important to realize that there is essentially no difference between the two in terms of efficacy – that is, neither procedure has a significant advantage over the other as far as achieving a pregnancy is concerned.
However, many people prefer the more natural approach of ICSI as it does not rely on the use of donor eggs. In circumstances where a woman’s eggs are of poor quality, or where there are other factors that would compromise the success of her natural cycle, ICSI is likely to be the more advisable option. Furthermore, the success rates for both procedures are virtually the same – while there is no evidence to suggest that ICSI has an advantage over IVF, it is also possible that it could offer patients some advantages over traditional methods such as a more natural approach, a greater chance of conception and fewer complications.
For many people, however, the decision as to which method to use should ultimately be based on the individual circumstances surrounding their case, rather than any perceived advantages of one method over the other. This is something that will be discussed with potential patients when they undergo an initial consultation at a fertility clinic, and their suitability to be prescribed either type of treatment will depend on a number of factors including their age, any pre-existing conditions that might affect their fertility, and whether or not they have been previously pregnant.
IVF (in vitro fertilization) and ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) are fertility treatments that fall under the umbrella of assisted reproductive technology (ART). This refers to a range of techniques that can be used to increase a couple’s chances of conceiving naturally, whether through medical intervention or by undergoing embryo donation.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection is a fertility treatment that involves collecting a man’s sperm using a special needle and injecting it into an egg using a very thin tube. This process is carried out in the laboratory and results in the fertilization of the egg and the subsequent development of an embryo. The fertilized egg is then transferred back into the woman’s body in order to enable it to develop into a fetus. This procedure can be used for couples whose male partner produces poor-quality sperm or if the woman has an inability to carry a pregnancy to full term.
The Success Rates of IVF and ICSI
While there have been many medical breakthroughs in recent years that have dramatically improved the success rate of ART procedures, the overall success rate for IVF remains around 30% for women under the age of 35 and around 20% for women over the age of 40. The exact success rates vary depending on the technique used and the skill of the individual carrying out the treatment, but this figure represents a significant improvement from earlier methods that rarely resulted in live births.