Genetic Causes of Male Infertility — Genetic Lifehacks

Male Infertility: Getting to the root cause

Defining normal sperm concentrations:

  • oligozoospermia = decreased sperm concentration (defined as < 15 ×106sperm/ml)
  • asthenozoospermia = decreased sperm motility (progressive motility ❤2% or total sperm mobility under 40%)
  • teratospermia = majorly decreased sperm motility (sperm motility of <4%)
  • oligoasthenoteratozoospermia = combination of all of the above

Sources of oxidative stress:

Hormone alterations:

Other Lifestyle / Environmental Causes:

Genetic Variants Linked to Male Infertility:

View the rest of this article, including specific genes to check, on GeneticLifehacks.

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Debbie Moon

Debbie Moon

Science writer exploring the intersection of genetics, nutrition, and circadian rhythm: https://www.geneticlifehacks.com and https://www.longevitylifhehacks.me