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Can vasectomy reversal induce the production of antisperm antibodies?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 11/05/2018

In fact, this is a common cause leading to the appearance of antisperm antibodies (ASA) in the semen. Whilst the vasa deferentia were sealed after a vasectomy, pressure caused by sperm can cause the blood-testis barrier to break down. As a result, sperms are exposed to the immune system, leading to the production of ASA:

Suggested for you: What Are Antisperm Antibodies? – Causes & Treatment.

 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
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.
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