Azoospermia

Azoospermia means there’s no sperm in a man’s ejaculate. Its causes include a blockage along the reproductive tract, hormonal problems, ejaculation problems or issues with testicular structure or function. Many causes are treatable and fertility can be restored. For other causes it may be possible to retrieve live sperm to be used in assisted reproductive techniques.

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Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction (Micro-TESE)

Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction (Micro-TESE)Advances in reproductive medicine over the last 10 years have allowed men who were previously considered absolutely sterile to father biological children.Those advances have come on two fronts. The first was the advent of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).This technological breakthrough reduced the requirement of the number of […]

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Male Infertility

Male InfertilityDefinitionUp to 15 percent of couples are infertile. This means they aren’t able to conceive a child even though they’ve had frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or longer. In up to half of these couples, male infertility plays a role.Male infertility is due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages […]

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Sperm Retrieval Procedures

Sperm Retrieval ProceduresSperm harvesting is entirely different from a diagnostic testicular biopsy since in this setting the goal is not to identify what is happening in the testis but instead it is to find sperm.  Only men with no sperm in their ejaculate (azoospermia) need to have sperm retrieved directly from the testis or epididymis.This […]

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