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Causes of sperm DNA fragmentation

Causes of sperm DNA fragmentation

Sperm DNA fragmentation occurs due to elevated levels of oxidative stress, which damages spermatozoa. The following are the most common causes:

  • Too high scrotal temperature
  • Seminal infections
  • Air pollution
  • Smoking
  • Advanced age
By (embryologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and (invitra staff).
Last Update: 06/26/2018
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