Sperm morphology

My husband's sperm morphology has come back at 2%. Does this mean we are most likely to need IVF to get pregnant? We are both 30 and other aspects seem normal.

Our Expert's Answer

This information was published 1 year, 6 months ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

The WHO criteria suggests minimum 4% as normal rate of morphology. However with normal sperm concentration and motility, low morphology is very unlikely to affect fertility.

It is advised to book a more detailed test, sperm DNA fragmentation test. It can prove if low morphology suggests high level of DNA fragmentation. In this case IVF with or without ICSI treatment is advised.

Also, to take a male fertility multivitamin (such as Androferti or Wellman Conception) is a good practice.

If you would like to know more or would like further advice, please telephone our team on 0161 300 2730 so we can chat to you and give you more detailed advice.