Studies on polyspermia

E. R. Barnea, G. H. Arronet, R. Weissenberg, B. Lunenfeld

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Thirty-one couples in whom the only apparent abnormality was polyspermia in the male partner were studied in the light of a suggested new definition of polyspermia. The rate of infertility was 22.5% versus 17.6% in a control group of couples with no apparent abnormalities; the difference was not statistically significant. The spontaneous abortion rate was 25.5% versus 9.7% in te controls (P<0.05). Semen analysis of these men showed significantly low fructose levels and high percentages of necrospermia and agglutination compared to controls. Various hypotheses for the etiology of polyspermia are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-306
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Fertility
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes


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