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If I have received chemotherapy, am I sterile?

By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 07/18/2022

The effect of chemotherapy on sperm quality depends on the drug used for treatment, since not all of them affect spermatogenesis in the same way. In addition, each patient may be more or less affected by the treatment. To find out whether a patient's testicular function has been altered, it will be necessary to perform a fertility study.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
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)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. 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) License: 3185-CV.