The place of sperm DNA fragmentation testing in current day fertility management

Sheena E.M. Lewis

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Abstract

In this debate article, I am going to set out the case that sperm DNA fragmentation testing is essential in current day fertility management because-
• Our current semen analysis testing is unfit for purpose
• Sperm DNA damage testing has strong associations with every fertility check
point
• Sperm DNA damage testing has strong associations with miscarriage
• Sperm DNA testing can explain ‘unexplained’ infertility
• There are reasons why sperm with poor DNA are successful in ICSI
• There are no non-invasive sperm function tests that provide the same
information
• We need to take a fresh look at the ‘evidence’ against sperm DNA testing
• We have no reason to wait. There are benefits for clinics and couples alike.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-82
JournalMiddle East Fertility Society Journal
Volume18
Issue number2
Early online date08 Mar 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

Keywords

  • sperm DNA fertility testing

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