This page will introduces you to your options and chances of success. Men who have no sperm in their semen and who want to have children may be able to have treatment to collect the sperm surgically. There are five different kinds of treatment:. This could be because:. You may also have these treatments if you are unable to ejaculate retrograde ejaculation or anejaculation.
An update on sperm retrieval techniques for azoospermic males. Sandro C. The use of non-ejaculated sperm coupled with intracytoplasmic sperm injection has become a globally established procedure for couples with azoospermic male partners who wish to have biological offspring. Surgical methods have been developed to retrieve spermatozoa from the epididymides and the testes of such patients. This article reviews the methods currently available for sperm acquisition in azoospermia, with a particular focus on the perioperative, anesthetic and technical aspects of these procedures.
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Sperm aspiration refers to the group of surgical procedures that are used to obtain viable sperm from the male reproductive tract. The collected sperm are intended specifically for use with intracytoplasmic sperm injection ICSI. This is a process which injects a single sperm directly into an egg.