Anti-Sperm Antibodies: The Unsuspected Cause of Infertility

By Tayo Fasuan

Before I launch into the topic proper, there is need to do a brief introduction about antibodies themselves. Antibodies, which are also referred to as immunoglobulins, are chemical substances synthesized by the B cells components of the immune system of higher animals. They are produced in response to the introduction of ‘foreign’ materials into the body. These foreign materials include bacteria, viruses, toxins, particulate matter like dust, pollen and even transplanted organs from other animals of related species.

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