My partner is 35 and has a male genetic infertility problem: most of his sperm do not carry DNA. Some sperm carry half of DNA and very few sperm carry normal DNA. His sperm has normal morphology values but sperm count is low.
In 2003, with his ex-wife, they tried several insemination and in-vitro fertilization through ICSI (with testicular open biopsy and sperm hand-selected at about a magnification of 500x based upon Motility and Morphology). All trials were unsuccessful because no egg fertilized.
We want to know whether we should try:
HIGH-RESOLUTION SPERM SELECTION (HRSS)
the above will then be followed by intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
In addition, we have one question: Is Flow Cytometry only used for differentiating chromosomes X and Y (because FISH uses DNA probes that specifically attach to either the X or Y chromosome in sperm) or can this technique be used in our case (to measure quantity of DNA present in the sperm)? Can Flow Cytometry be used to select sperm with normal DNA?
We will gett a sperm donor if needed. We just want to make sure before that we have realistically no chance to have a biological child together despite the recent advances of science. That's why I am searching around. My partner and his previous partner tried 7 years ago and I want to check whether there have been any advances in the last years that would make a difference for us.
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08-06-2010, 01:16 PM #1zoelauraRegistered Userhas no status.
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Male genetic infertility problem: what to do? HRSS? Flow Cytometry?
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