Of the more than 800,000 cases of couples having difficulties to have children in Spain, about 50 percent are caused by male infertility, a number that is increasing due to the loss of semen quality in recent years. The inability to get pregnant is due to problems derived from the current lifestyle,
Of the more than 800,000 cases of couples having difficulties to have children in Spain, about 50 percent are caused by male infertility, a number that is increasing due to the loss of semen quality in recent years.
The inability to get pregnant is due to problems derived from the current lifestyle, such as an unhealthy diet, stress and the consumption of alcohol or tobacco, or environmental factors that have an impact on male infertility. For this reason, assisted reproduction clinics are introducing new programs for the diagnosis and the treatment of male infertility and so that the woman can get pregnant with healthier sperm.
How to get pregnant with healthier sperm
To achieve greater success in assisted reproduction techniques, you have to know how to choose sperm well to get pregnant, which is why the MACS technique has been developed. Some clinics incorporate an innovative technique of immunomagnetic cell selection or MACS.
This system allows to differentiate the sperm that will die without being able to fertilize the ovum, of the healthy ones and optimal for the fertilization of the ovule, which improves notably the fertilization rate to get pregnant. That is: the woman gets pregnant with healthier sperm
What exactly is the MACS technique to achieve pregnancy
This system works like a "magnet" that causes the affected male gametes to remain implanted in a filtration column with magnets by the one that passes the semen sample, thus allowing only the healthy ones to pass.
Thus, higher quality sperm will be used for fertilization of the ovum in the different techniques of assisted reproduction while those in the process of degeneration are retained by magnetism. This selection improves the fertilization rate by up to 13 percent to achieve pregnancy.
In which patients sperm selection is indicated
MACS is especially indicated for patients with poor sperm quality, but also for those who have undergone more than two treatment cycles without gestation or embryo implantation failures. This process is especially indicated in treatments of in vitro fertilization and artificial insemination whose goal is to achieve pregnancy.
In addition, it can be complemented with the Morphologically Selected Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (IMSI) to get pregnant, since, while the MACS technique selects sperm with healthy membranes, the IMSI is able to closely observe the morphology of male and female gametes. discard those that are deformed or unsuitable for fertilization thanks to the dimensions.
In short, there are more and more studies that are done to man to determine what can cause your fertility problem and look for new techniques that help to solve it to get your partner to get pregnant.
Doctor Victoria Verdú Gynecologist Gynecology team coordinator Ginefiv Fertility Clinic