Morphological Characteristics of Spermatozoa from Men in a Barren Marriage with Identified Chlamydia

Iskandar A. Vaisov

Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

*Corresponding author: Iskandar A. Vaisov, Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 132-а, M. Ulugbek str., 100124, Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) the spermatozoa of men in a barren marriage, having normal sperm, but identified with chlamydia are studied. Chlamydia causes the deformation of the spermatozoa tails, leading to their bifurcation and scalloped appearance. Deformation of the heads can occur producing an hour-glass like appearance, with the formation of ball-like heads with hollows and inclusions on their surface.

barren marriage; spermatozoa; chlamydia; scanning electron microscopy.

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