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Infertility: low sperm count and low morph

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i know i put this under female infertility but couldnt find male infertility , i want to ask i was told i had low sperm count and low morph and have been trying to get my wife pregnant for 6 years i have already had 3 children with my wife , i have had 2 sperm test a few months apart my wife is fine what are the chances of pregnancy without ICSI or IVF if we keep trying ?


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replied January 23rd, 2007
Infertility Answer A2188
Low sperm count (oligospermia) indicates that there are less than 20 millions spermatozoids in 1ml of a sperm sample. Low morph (teratospermia) means that less than 50% of the spermatozoids in the ejaculate have normal morphology. Both conditions ,oligospermia and teratospermia, restrict the ability to fertilize. It seems that chances for achieving pregnancy without treatment or using assisted reproductive techniques (ICSI, IVF) depend upon the severity of the spermatogenesis disorder.
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