Men’s Health Conditions
What is Sperm Morphology
According to the Mayo Clinic, Sperm morphology — the size and shape of sperm — is one factor that’s examined as part of a semen analysis to evaluate male infertility. Sperm morphology results are reported as the percentage of sperm that appear normal when semen is viewed under a microscope.
Normal sperm have an oval head with a long tail. Abnormal sperm have head or tail defects — such as a large or misshapen head or a crooked or double tail.
These defects might affect the ability of the sperm to reach and penetrate an egg. However, having a large percentage of misshapen sperm isn’t uncommon. In addition, morphology alone doesn’t indicate if you are fertile or not.
A typical semen analysis also assesses:
- Semen volume
- Total sperm number
- Sperm concentration
- Vitality (percent alive)
- Movement (motility)
An abnormal semen analysis also doesn’t mean that you are infertile. Many men with low semen analysis values can still father children — it just might take longer. If you and your partner aren’t able to conceive through sexual intercourse, assisted reproductive technology such as Intra-Uterine Insemination or in vitro fertilization might be an option.
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What is DNA Fragmentation?
The genetic integrity of sperm is essential for normal embryo development. A high level of DNA fragmentation in sperm cells may represent a cause of male infertility that conventional exams (sperm concentration, motility analysis, morphology assessment) cannot detect. Elevated levels of DNA fragmentation above the critical threshold will compromise the
possibility of a successful pregnancy.
The good news, is that this condition is treatable by making lifestyle changes. Acupuncture, nutrition and supplements can greatly impact your fertility results.