Proof that IVF babies can inherit father's infertility: Tests on men born using common fertility technique find they also suffer from low sperm counts
Thousands of boys born each year using a common fertility technique could be inheriting their father’s infertility, researchers have found.
Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection – known as ICSI – is used in more than half of all fertility treatments in the UK, with some 9,000 babies born each year as a result.
Tests on the first group of men to have been born using ICSI have now shown that they too suffer from low sperm counts and poor-moving sperm.
Researchers said a ‘degree of sub-fertility’ had been passed on to them from fathers unable to conceive naturally.
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