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My partner and I are starting the process of having children through an egg donor and surrogate. I have just received the results of my first semen analysis and it says I have Teratozoospermia, with morphology % of 3.0. How concerned should I be? What are the options?

Btw, we plan on doing our semen deposit at HRC in Encino.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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DrPeck Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Hello. Thank you for your continued interest. One of the indications for ICSI, a process our embryologists use to select the most motile and best shaped sperm to inject into the eggs, is a sperm morphology of < 4% normal. The aim is to increase fertilization of the eggs in the laboratory. There is also a procedure called PICSI that may further help this process. Talk to your physician to see if either of these treatments are right for you. Seeing a urologist may also be beneficial.
Best of luck with your cycle!
Alison Peck, MD, FACOG
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DrFrederick Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Since you are using IVF to conceive, I would recommend the ICSI procedure to help the fertilization process. The IVF doctor will explain this procedure in more detail due to the low sperm morphology.
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