The effects of sperm morphology and motility on the outcomes of intracytoplasmic sperm injection
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Objective: The outcomes of ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) treatments were evaluated and compared with sperm morphology and motility classifications in order to determine whether strict criteria or motility could aid in predicting the ICSI outcomes. Materials and methods: The infertile couples admitted to the clinic, 242 of them were selected and ICSI treatment was performed. In study group, female partners required having at least 5 oocytes at metaphase II and for male partners only the presence of spermatozoa cells in the semen fluid was necessary. Semen analysis and motility was performed according to WHO (World Health Organisation) criteria and sperm morphology was assessed according to Kruger’s criteria. Results: There was no significant difference for the ICSI outcome assessment parameters indicated that fertilization and pregnancy rates between in the groups based on the percentages of sperms morphology and motility. Conclusion: Sperm morphology and motility were accepted as best parameters to evaluate the outcomes of IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). However, our results showed that ICSI outcomes were independent from these valuable parameters for IVF.