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Can immobile sperm be alive?

By Rebeca Reus.
Last Update: 08/22/2018

Yes. In fact, even though they are not considered to be of good quality, live immobile sperm can be used to fertilize the eggs through ICSI if there is no motility available.

Suggested for you: How Is Sperm Motility Examined?.

 Rebeca Reus
Rebeca Reus
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
Embryologist. Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
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