A 34-year-old member asked:

How to know if men are afraid to find out that their sperm can cause defects in their children?

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Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Ask them: It is not uncommon for men decline having a semen analysis because they are concerned a sperm problem might be discovered. Patients frequently ask me if sperm problems can cause birth defects and except when severe the answer is usually no.
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