Many thanks to Bertalan Mesko at "ScienceRoll"
for Grand Rounds 4.22: The Future of Medicine
and for including a link to my post regarding "Abnormal Sperm Morphology and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss."
When we evaluate the couple for recurrent early pregnancy loss
, the focus usually is on the woman, however, it is a great disservice to leave the male partner out of the work up. He could be a carrier of a balanced translocation
or other chromosomal abnormality, be the source of a genetic defect, or simply have very abnormal sperm morphology accompanied by a high percentage of aneuploid (chromosomally abnormal) sperm or a inborn or acquired condition that leads to abnormal DNA structure or integrity.