Traditionally, antibiotics such as penicillin, streptomycin, or gentamycin have been routinely included in embryo culture media. However, a recent study reported improved cleavage rates of human embryos in medium free of antibiotics, questioning the practice of routinely adding antibiotics to the culture medium (182). However, it is important to note that the washing of embryos in medium supplemented with antibiotics can remove any bacterial contamination (183) and this may be an important consideration for a clinical setting. In contrast there can be no debate that the inclusion of antibiotics in medium for the preparation of sperm is a prerequisite.
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