What is Y chromosome infertility?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 06/02/2017

It is a condition that affects sperm production (i.e. spermatogenesis), making it very difficult for these males to father children naturally. An affected man may produce:

  • No sperm cells (azoospermia)
  • A smaller-than-usual number of sperm cells (oligospermia)
  • Abnormally shaped sperm cells (teratospermia)
  • Sperm cells that do not move properly (asthenozoospermia)

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 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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