An important factor in achieving pregnancy is the quality of the sperm, which can be assessed by performing a semen analysis. If the quality of the sperm is not correct, it will be necessary to resort to assisted reproduction techniques to achieve a pregnancy.
One of the options is IVF and it is usually indicated when the male presents an altered semen analysis. Some of the sperm alterations are the following:
- low concentration of spermatozoa in the semen sample.
- poor sperm motility.
- abnormal forms of spermatozoa.
Azoospermia: when there are no spermatozoa in the ejaculate.
Apart from these sperm alterations, when men have had a vasectomy or have undergone oncological treatments, IVF can also be the solution to their desire to become fathers.
Read the full article on: What are some of the main advantages of in vitro fertilization? ( 55).
By Elena Santiago Romero M.D. (gynecologist), Eric Saucedo de la Llata M.D. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Neus Ferrando Gilabert B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist) and Romina Packan (invitra staff).
Last Update: 05/05/2022