Sperm motility and DNA fragmentation as a cause of recurrent pregnancy loss

Brahem et al., Urology, 2011, 78: 792-796.

This study shows that the male partner of a couple who experience recurrent miscarriages have a higher rate of sperm cells with fragmented DNA and significantly poorer sperm motility than control donors with proven fertility.

This highlights the importance of both partners following a preconception care plan for a successful pregnancy and that miscarriage is not necessarily due to a female factor.