Morphology of Sperm

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Morphology of Sperm

Describing the morphology of the sperm in a semen specimen is an essential part of the microscopic examination. The presence of abnormal forms along with low counts and/or poor motility contributes to a poor prognosis in fertility cases. There are several different methods for determining morphology. The method most commonly used by clinical laboratories is the WHO assessment, which is now in its fifth edition.