Use of Washed Sperm for Removal of Sperm Antibodies

  • Sidney Shulman


Certain men and certain women develop sperm antibody activity, and this can be demonstrated in the blood serum; in many cases, this activity can also be shown in the genital secretion. The presence of such antibody is generally associated with a reduction in that person’s fertility.1-5 Hence, it is now considered that, among the various mechanisms that may operate in problems of spontaneous infertility, we can separate a group of patients who are said to have “immune infertility”.3 This antibody activity is usually detected and evaluated by methods of sperm agglutination or immobilization.6,7 These methods can be adjusted in specificity and sensitivity so that they reflect quite well the clinical relevance of the infertile or the fertile condition.


Sperm Cell Infertile Couple Cervical Mucus Basal Body Temperature Antisperm Antibody 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sidney Shulman
    • 1
  1. 1.Sperm Antibody LaboratoryNew York Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

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