Does sperm DNA fragmentation cause birth defects?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 06/26/2018

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.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI).
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). License: 3185-CV.
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