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Is sterility hereditary?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 01/02/2017

Sometimes sterility and infertility can be caused by genetic alteration, so it may be inherited. It can also happen that, although a certain genetic alteration is not inherited, the fact that a parent has had fertility problems can be a risk factor for being sterile. The predisposition of the child to suffer sterility or infertility may be increased even though the cause is not directly a specific genetic alteration.

In any case, it will depend on each situation and the origin of the problem to conceive.

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 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.