Faulty sperm may be the reason women suffer multiple miscarriages, scientists suspect, after finding men whose partners struggle to carry a child to term have more DNA errors.
Researchers at Imperial College investigated the sperm quality of 50 men whose partners had suffered three or more consecutive miscarriages.
After compared the results to the sperm health of 60 male volunteers whose partners had healthy pregnancies, they found the miscarriage group had twice as much damage to their DNA.
Dr Channa Jayasena, lead author of the research from Imperial’s Department of Medicine: “Traditionally doctors have focused attention on women when looking for the causes of recurrent miscarriage. The men’s…