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


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!!


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:


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.”


Hope that helps!