Childlessness and spontaneous abortion
Childlessness and spontaneous abortion are often due to fragile DNA in the man's sperm cells.
For 1 in 2 couples, the DNA in the man's sperm cells is so fragile that it becomes damaged on the way to the egg. This will result in either a failed pregnancy, or the disappointment of unsuccessful fertility treatment.
When the sperm cell DNA is damaged, the fertilised egg will not be able to survive. This is a common reason for spontaneous abortion. In many cases, the abortion takes place at such an early stage that the woman may not even be aware that she has been pregnant.
A routine sperm test is not able to determine whether the sperm cell DNA is fragile. This can, however, be investigated by way of an SDI-test (Sperm DNA Integrity test). With the SDI-test, you can choose the best fertility treatment from the very start. In many cases, unsuccessful fertility treatments can be avoided and both time and money saved.