A 29-year-old male asked:
Does conventional ivf increase risk of mutated sperm fertilizing the egg & producing birth defect child since weak mobile sperms are nearer to egg?
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Internal Medicine 60 years experience
554 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: At the risk of sounding somewhat Darwinian, there might be a little bit of altered natural selection here. I guess there are much broader implications and applications, I suppose. This might be one of those things where we need more than science to make sense of things. Good luck!
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Last updated Sep 10, 2017
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