Cryopreserved Human Spermatozoa Post-Thaw Motility Enhanced

August 2002
Fertility Weekly;8/19/2002, p13
Academic Journal
Pentoxifylline had a positive influence on cryopreserved human sperm only when added after thawing, according to researchers in Croatia. Although sperm cryopreservation has become an important component of assisted reproduction, the freeze-thaw process results in reduced motility, viability, and fertilization potential of human semen. A variety of substances have been used in attempts to enhance human sperm resistance to the stress of cryopreservation thawing.


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