Antisperm Antibodies

Antisperm Antibodies

 Antisperm antibodies arise when the body becomes sensitized to sperm, causing an immune system response that destroys the sperm. Normally, sperm is protected from the immune system by way of a special barrier in the testes.

In men who have antisperm antibodies, this barrier has been broken, and the immune system is now able to recognize the unique antigen on sperm and subsequently attack them.

 The presence of anti-sperm antibodies (ASA) is a cause of infertility in men and women. Antibodies against sperm can prevent their motility through the female reproductive tract or prevent the process of fertilization. It has been shown that both males and females can make antibodies that react with human sperm. In males, for example, ASA can be detected in seminal plasma and serum, and are also located on the surface of sperm, which cannot be detected in a routine semen analysis. The female may produce ASA, which may be found in circulating blood, or produced in the cervical mucus .ASA have usually been found in homosexual males and in cases of testicular trauma, varicocle mumps or orchids, spinal cord injury, congenital absence of the vas and vasectomy
Depending on where the antibodies are located, sperm can be affected in a variety of ways. When the antibodies are found on the tail, sperm tends to be immobilized or may clump together. Antibodies positioned on the head prevent the sperm from properly binding to the egg, thereby preventing fertilization from taking place.

In some instances, a woman’s cervical mucus can also develop antibodies to her partner’s sperm. It is believed that antisperm antibodies in the cervical mucus may account for as much as 40% of unexplained infertility in couples

Homeopathic medicines will act very well in Antisperm antibodies , because ASA ia an Autoimmunin disorder