Semen analysis is the first step to identify male factor infertility. Standardized methods of semen analysis are available allowing accurate assessment of sperm quality and comparison amongst laboratories. Population based references ranges are available for standard semen and sperm parameters. Sperm numbers and morphology are associated with time to natural pregnancy whereas sperm motility may be less predictive.
What to Expect During a Semen Analysis and What the Results Mean
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The facts go back to , when the man decided to freeze sperm before undergoing a very aggressive cancer treatment that could make him sterile. After the treatment ended, the couple took the first steps to start in vitro fertilization, but after a few months the man worsened and later died. The woman has since tried to get pregnant four times but had to stop when the clinic demanded a judicial order because a year had passed — according to Spanish law, genetic material of a deceased person can be used within 12 months after the death. She makes a series of baseless claims that are not legal. The widow said that when he was already very sick her husband signed a paper agreeing to have her conceive a child with his sperm. Read Next.
Retrieving semen from a dead patient
In humans, sperm DNA fragmentation rates have been correlated with sperm viability rates. Reduced sperm viability is associated with high sperm DNA fragmentation, while conversely high sperm viability is associated with low rates of sperm DNA fragmentation. We postulated that in some men, the sperm viability assay could predict the sperm DNA fragmentation rates. This in turn could reduce the need for sperm DNA fragmentation assay testing, simplifying the infertility investigation and saving money for infertile couples. All men having semen analyses with both viability and DNA fragmentation testing were identified via a prospectively collected database.