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Young men conceived by ICSI have lower sperm quality, finds study

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5415 (Published 06 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5415
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Young men conceived by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) have significantly lower sperm concentrations, reduced total sperm counts, and fewer motile sperm than men of the same age who were conceived without fertility treatment, first results from the oldest cohort of ICSI offspring have shown.

The introduction of ICSI in 1991 was a major breakthrough for the treatment of male infertility, and latest figures show that more than 2.5 million babies have been born using this technique. The general health of children …

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