I am completely new to all of this and at 42 years of age starting IVF. I have a child of 6 years old with the same partner. Have completed 6 IUI's in the past year, one resulting in miscarriage at 8/9 weeks, another resulting in chemical. We have been told that iVF is the best shot we have given my age. Our Dr would like to proceed with IVF utilizing ICSI. There is no male factor, so I am not sure why the ICSI? I am a bit afraid of the studies I have read stating there is an increased risk of autism and mental development with ICSI. Thoughts? Thank you for your time. Best of luck to you all.