DNA fragmentation testing

I was supposed to mention this in my previous post but completely forgot!
On the day of egg collection, we were asked if we would like to have Will’s sperm sent off to test for DNA fragmentation. They were offering this to us for free due to Will’s low sperm count and poor motility, so of course we said yes!
The test is to screen the sperms for any fragmented DNA, which basically means to test them for any abnormal genetic material, which may cause IVF failure or miscarriage.

We didn’t even know this was a thing! We just thought sperm was sperm, and as long as you had some that’s all that matters. In our case, they just weren’t very good at swimming to the right place!

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