Capacitation.. does the washed sperm have to go through this?


#1

I was researching and read that sperm cannot fertilize the egg until it has gone through Capacitation, which takes about 6-12 hours. Does anyone know if this is true for sperm that has been “washed” too? Having my IUI tomorrow and not sure my egg will last that long!!


#2

Not sure what this is so cant be mush help. But I just wanted to say good luck and hope your IUI went smoothly. :babydust:


#3

Hi bfu,

I found this:
“The sperm washing
preparations eliminates decapacitation factors by
separating sperm from the seminal plasma and
render the sperm more capacitated and helps the
acrosomal reaction.”

From http://www.bioline.org.br/pdf?mf06014

Hope that helps!