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What are options for men who don't have sperm in their semen?

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If a man doesn't have sperm in his semen, one of several techniques can be used to retrieve sperm from the testicles. Success rates are generally good -- as high as 65% in some clinics. But things such as poor sperm quality, poor egg quality, and the older age of the mother can lessen the chance of success. Other techniques that might help men with fertility problems are being developed.

From: Infertility and Men WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  American Society for Reproductive Medicine web site.  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists web site.  WebMD Fertility Center web site. Human Reproduction Update, July-August 2002. 



The Infertility Workup and Understanding Treatment Options , RESOLVE online. 
The Merck Manual , Seventeenth Edition, 2000. 
The Fertility Handbook: A Guide to Getting Pregnant, Addicus Books, 2002.

American Urological Association web site: "Male Infertility."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 23, 2019

SOURCES:  American Society for Reproductive Medicine web site.  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists web site.  WebMD Fertility Center web site. Human Reproduction Update, July-August 2002. 



The Infertility Workup and Understanding Treatment Options , RESOLVE online. 
The Merck Manual , Seventeenth Edition, 2000. 
The Fertility Handbook: A Guide to Getting Pregnant, Addicus Books, 2002.

American Urological Association web site: "Male Infertility."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 23, 2019

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