Effect of contaminated preprocessed semen on fertilization rate and embryo quality in assisted reproductive techniques.

@article{Krissi2004EffectOC,
  title={Effect of contaminated preprocessed semen on fertilization rate and embryo quality in assisted reproductive techniques.},
  author={Haim Krissi and Raoul Orvieto and Jacob Ashkenazi and Yinon Gilboa and Josef Shalev and I Moscovitch and Itat Bar-Hava},
  journal={Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={63-7}
}
We aimed to identify the sources and prevalence of semen contamination from mastrubation and determine the effect of bacterospermia on fertilization rate and embryo quality in standard in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). This was a prospective controlled study, in an IVF unit of a university teaching hospital, of 93 consecutive couples undergoing IVF-embryo transfer cycles. We evaluated handwashing; semen collection and processing; and assisted reproductive… CONTINUE READING

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