Actually, there is no human study showing a direct relationship between birth defects and sperm DNA fragmentation. However, damage in the sperm DNA increases the risks increases the risk of genetic mutations, thereby increasing the risk of miscarriage.
Does sperm DNA fragmentation cause birth defects?
By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 06/26/2018
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)