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Does abnormal sperm shape cause birth defects?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Unlikely

Since millions of sperm are involved in the race for the egg, it is the abnormal sperm that don't swim as well and are not likely to succeed in fertilizing an egg.

In brief: Unlikely

Since millions of sperm are involved in the race for the egg, it is the abnormal sperm that don't swim as well and are not likely to succeed in fertilizing an egg.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Abn sperm/defects

Abnormal sperm shape suggests "defective" sperm/abnormal sperm content which could result in infertility or possibly "defective" conception: you would never see an infertility center inserting an abnormally shaped sperm into an ovum (icsi/suzi).
High "abnormal" counts would generally lead to an "assisted" fertilization.

In brief: Abn sperm/defects

Abnormal sperm shape suggests "defective" sperm/abnormal sperm content which could result in infertility or possibly "defective" conception: you would never see an infertility center inserting an abnormally shaped sperm into an ovum (icsi/suzi).
High "abnormal" counts would generally lead to an "assisted" fertilization.
Dr. Stephen Chinn
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