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Anti Sperm Antibodies
(ASA). These are proteins that are created by the body to counter material seen as foreign. Our own sperms are not usually exposed to the blood stream and men do not normally have ASA. However, after vasectomy over 80% of men have ASA. Although commonly present in reversal patients they very rarely spoil post reversal fertility (a common myth in the UK).