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A couple is said to be primarily infertile if they haven't conceived after a year of unprotected intercourse and secondarily infertile if they experience delays in having another child. Causes of infertility may be male factored, female factored, combined factored (male and female) and unspecified.

According to Dr Abayomi Ajayi, Managing Director, Nordica Fertility Centre, Lagos research has revealed that the causes of infertility are more male factored and as such fertility researches are constantly researching and developing technology to combat this scourge. Male factored infertility includes low sperm count, no sperm in his ejaculation, low sperm motility

One major way of combating this male factored infertility is ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection. This involves the injecting a single sperm (the most healthy sperm or best sperm quality from the sperm sample from the male partner) directly into the egg of the woman for fertilization.

'With ICSI , the sperm or ejaculate is magnified to almost 200times for easy identification of the healthiest sperm. Research has revealed that this is almost 28 percent successful and precise in the treatment of male factored infertility.

'Technology advancement has improved the ICSI service and currently produced the IMSI apparatus -Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Sperm Selected Injection (IMSI) where the sperms are magnified to almost 6000 times for easier identification of the heathiest sperm and for precision modalities.

'Hence, couples achieve more accurate results as the chances of conception becomes higher,' he said.

Nordica Fertility Centre has in this light heralded this significant technological advancement in fertility services by acquiring this instrument. Being the first in Nigeria and West Africa (if not Africa) to acquire and offer such tremendous service, it is milestone achievement for the fertility centre.