When there is a case of asthenozoospermia or defective sperm motility in men, it may be necessary to resort to assisted reproductive techniques to achieve pregnancy. There are three possible treatments for these cases:
- Conventional IVF
- can be done in cases of mild astenozoospermia, when there is less than 75% of sperm with defective motility.
- when more than 75% of the spermatazoa are immotile or poor moving in the semen sample.
- Sperm donation
- when there has been no success with conventional IVF or ICSI, fertility treatments with donated sperm can be considered.
By Álvaro Martínez Moro B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Laura Mifsud Elena B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Rut Gómez de Segura M.D. (gynecologist), Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 07/26/2022