Does teratozoospermia increase your chances of having a baby with Down syndrome?

By Zaira Salvador BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 11/29/2018

No, teratozoospermia is not associated directly with trisomy 21, that is, the chromosomal abnormality that causes Down syndrome. Nonetheless, sperm with an abnormal morphology can cause genetic alterations leading to implantation failure, increase the chances of miscarrying, or other pathologies.

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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).
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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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