Fertility studies in sickle cell disease: semen analysis in adult male patients.

  title={Fertility studies in sickle cell disease: semen analysis in adult male patients.},
  author={V O Agbaraji and Roland B. Scott and S Leto and L W Kingslow},
  journal={International journal of fertility},
  volume={33 5},
Semen analysis was done on 50 subjects (25 patients with sickle cell anemia and 25 control subjects with normal hemoglobin genotype). The ejaculate volume, sperm motility, sperm density, and normal sperm morphology were significantly reduced in the patients when compared with the control subjects. A significant increase was also observed in the percentage of spermatids and in abnormal spermatozoa with amorphous and tapered heads in the patients' semen. These findings clearly show that there are… CONTINUE READING


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