Journal article

Comparison of outcomes of conventional intracytoplasmic sperm injection and intracytoplasmic sperm injection using sperm bound to the zona pellucida of immature oocytes

Marlene Black, De Yi Liu, Harold Bourne, HW Gordon Baker

FERTILITY AND STERILITY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

This study was to compare the outcomes of conventional (scientist-selected sperm) intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and a modified ICSI using zona pellucida (ZP)-bound sperm. Although with 39 couples in each group there was no statistical significance in fertilization, embryo development, implantation, and fetal heart clinical pregnancy rates, the higher implantation and clinical pregnancy rates with ZP-bound sperm encourages further evaluation with larger numbers of subjects using sibling oocytes to determine if the ZP-bound sperm are biologically and functionally superior.