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Is sexual abstinence good or bad in assisted reproduction?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 04/06/2022

For any assisted reproductive technique to be successful, it is necessary for the male to maintain sexual abstinence for at least 3-5 days.

If the period of abstinence is less than that indicated, the results of the semen analysis will be altered and the success rate of both artificial insemination (AI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) will decrease. Likewise, a period of abstinence longer than 5 days is not recommended because there would be a large amount of dead sperm in the semen sample.

Read the full article on: How Does Sexual Abstinence Affect Sperm Quality? ( 56).
 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.