Sperm Selection in Assisted Reproduction Techniques

Short Review

  • Marita Espejo-Catena Instituto FIVIR. Avenida Antonio Ferrandis nº 6. 46013. Valencia. España
  • Yamilet Motato Instituto FIVIR. Avenida Antonio Ferrandis nº 6. 46013. Valencia. España
  • Ana Ortega Instituto FIVIR. Avenida Antonio Ferrandis nº 6. 46013. Valencia. España
Keywords: Sperm selection, assisted reproduction techniques, DNA damage, DNA fragmentation, apoptosis, in vitro fertilization


Quality of sperm is a critical factor to success in terms of pregnancy rates in assisted reproduction treatments (ART). There is an increasing interest in improving procedures of sperm selection before in vitro fertilization with or without intracytoplasmic sperm injection. And since DNA abnormalities are known to have negative correlation with ART outcomes, novel approaches in sperm laboratory techniques are involved in select cells with normal DNA. 


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