Why is DNA testing important?
DNA damage is often a factor when couples have been trying for a baby for some time without success, and where there is no obvious explanation why, it can also be a major factor when couples have been successful in conceiving, but have suffered a number of miscarriages.
Even healthy sperm can have some DNA damage, but it is the amount of damage that is the factor.
• Healthy sperm are really important for a healthy baby
• Damaged sperm DNA makes it harder to get pregnant with IVF and can increase the risk of miscarriage
• One in 6 couples has difficulty having a baby, in 40% of these cases the difficulty lies with the male
• The Sperm Comet Test is so sensitive it can explain up to 80% of previously unexplained fertility
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