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Conception Plans Miscarry with Sperm DNA Damage

News Medical,  July 30, 2012

Sperm with damaged DNA are more likely to cause spontaneous pregnancy loss, report researchers. However, it should be possible to reduce such losses during assisted conception if sperm are screened for DNA damage before injection, they say. In a meta-analysis of data from 16 studies, a significant relationship was found between having a high frequency of sperm with elevated DNA damage and miscarriage among 2,969 couples who conceived either spontaneously or via assisted conception.

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