Male Infertility

Abnormal Sperm Morphology

Poor Sperm Morphology Treatment

Sperm morphology is a term used to describe the appearance (shape and size) of sperm. The shape of sperm is a reflection of proper sperm development (spermatogenesis) in the testicles. Men with defective sperm production may produce a high percentage of abnormal sperm. There are many factors that can lead to the formation of sperm with an abnormal morphology. This can be caused by genetic traits, exposure to toxic chemicals, increased testicular temperature and infection.

Poor sperm development can lead to teratospermia (also known abnormal sperm morphology or teratozoospermia) a condition characterized by the presence of a large percentage of sperm with abnormal shape in a man’s ejaculate. This abnormal sperm morphology can negatively impact the chances of conception.