Morphological reasons to infertility

Morphological reasons to infertility

November 02, 2018

There are many reasons why it can be difficult to get pregnant in a natural way.

One of the reasons why can be connected to the morphology of the sperm cell. 


The appearance of the sperm is crucial for the assessment of fertility. Various criteria are used to evaluate human sperm morphology with different classification systems for head, mid-piece and tail defects - which are identified under the microscope. Sperm cells can have defects to their head, midpiece and their tail (see below).


Normal Sperm Cell:


Examples of defects to sperm cells:


 What is an acrosome? And what does it do for the fertilization of the egg?


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