Sperm DNA fragmentation

Specialty of Fertility Specialty

Sperm DNA fragmentation, fragmentation or sperm refers to injuries, damages or breakages in the sperm genetic material, and is a major cause of infertility in man. The causes of this fragmentation of DNA may be intrinsic (by improper maturation of sperm abnormalities or genetic type) or external (for damage induced by radiation or chemotherapy treatments for episodes of high fever, acute or chronic inflammatory disease , among others). The technical study of DNA fragmentation of sperm improves the chances of success in IVF treatments. Besides, in some cases, the oocyte can repair spermatic fragmentation, depending on the type and severity of the injury and oocyte quality.

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