WHAT SHOULD BE DONE FOR MEN WITH SPERM DNA FRAGMENTATION?

  • Pramod Kumar Bajaj Sperm Processor Pvt. Ltd., India, Aurangabad
Keywords: sperm DNA damage testing methods, sperm DNA fragmentation, infertile men

Abstract

In an age when a small number of sperm can lead to pregnancy through in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection, selecting healthy sperm is important. Sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) is known to be higher in infertile men.

Sperm DNA damage testing methods do not have clearly standardized cut-off levels and each method has its advantages and disadvantages, making it difficult to proclaim one as a universally preferable method. It is best to select a testing method based on a patient’s clinical characteristics and goals.

Physicians and researchers working with ART must continue to make efforts to obtain healthy sperm with nuclear DNA integrity to minimize the adverse effects that may arise in offspring conceived from sperm with DNA damage.

Published
2019-09-20
How to Cite
Bajaj, P. K. (2019). WHAT SHOULD BE DONE FOR MEN WITH SPERM DNA FRAGMENTATION?. Reproductive Medicine, (3(40), 60-64. Retrieved from https://repromed.org/index.php/journal/article/view/104