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What Is Progressive Motility?

Posted by Paul Loomis on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 09:13 AM

The most commonly used measure of semen quality is sperm motility, specifically “progressive motility”. But what exactly does that mean and how is it determined? The minimum post-thaw “progressive motility” generally recommended for commercial distribution of frozen semen is 30% to 35%. This article will address some of the factors that can affect the assessment of sperm motility as well as the various problems associated with techniques used for determining “progressive motility”.

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Tags: Frozen Semen, SBS Semen, CASA, Industry