The presence of leukocytes in the sperm is a symptom of an infection that may cause male sterility, which may be temporary. The infection must be treated, so that sterility doesn’t become irreversible.
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To check if there’s male infertility or sterility several tests are carried out. The main test is the sperm analysis, in which his sperm is analyzed to check the quality of the spermatozoa.
For men with alterations in their seminal quality there are several treatment options, which means that even if they have these alterations they can have children.
The most advanced assisted reproductive techniques are focused on the selection of the spermatozoa, the embryos to transfer and the decrease in the risk of multiple pregnancies
Annexin columns or MACS allow an improvement on sperm quality, since they enable the removal of pre-apoptotic spermatozoa thanks to a component on their outer membrane.
IMSI is based on the technical developments of the microinjection procedure known as “ICSI”. Within IMSI, sperm selection is carried out through further evaluation of their appropriate morphology, since it is possible to observe them with a 6,300 magnifications facing the 400 magnifications of common ICSI. Therefore, certain microstructural aspects of sperm which may go unnoticed for the embryologist’s eye can be displayed in detail.