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Fertility: Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (I.C.S.I.)
A procedure in which a single sperm is injected directly into an egg; this procedure is most commonly used to overcome male infertility problems. This procedure is also the preferred method of Invitro Fertilization because it has a greater effectiveness rate than IVF.

Moral Evaluation
This method is intrinsically evil and thus it is immoral.

Why is it immoral?
Along with the reasons listed under Invitro Fertilization, ICSI is also immoral because it tampers with the natural selection process which insures that the strongest and most genetically fit sperm penetrate the egg for fertilization.

The normal ejaculate contains on the average 100 million sperm. Only one of them succeed in fertilization. One of the functions of the cervical mucus is to weed out defective sperm. Those that make it to the egg must be chemically able to penetrate the shell of the egg with speed. This is natural selection, the process that insures the survival of the fittest.

During the ICSI process, the physician chooses a sperm which looks to him to be healthy, bypassing the natural selection process, thus playing God. Since, in nature, this sperm has a very slim chance to fertilize an egg on its own, it is more likely that genetic defects are likely to appear in ICSI children and/or descendants in effect, eroding the human gene pool.