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What are the treatments for azoospermia?

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There are a few types of treatment that can help men with azoospermia who want to have children.

If you have the obstructive type, surgery can remove the blockage. Sperm retrieval can help men with nonobstructive azoospermia or those who have a blockage but don’t want surgery. One way to do this is to use a tiny needle to draw sperm from a testicle. Then, you can freeze the sample to use later in in vitro fertilization (IVF).

SOURCES:

American Urological Association: “The Evaluation of the Azoospermic Male: AUA Best Practice Statement.”

American Family Physician: “Epididymitis and Orchitis: An Overview.”

UCSF: “In Vitro Fertilization,” “Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection.”

Reproduction, Fertility and Development: “Causes of azoospermia and their management.”

The Urology Clinics of North America: “Obstructive Azoospermia.”

Clinics: “Obstructive azoospermia: reconstructive techniques and results.”

Indian Journal of Urology: “Surgical Sperm Retrieval: Techniques and Their Indications.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 9, 2019

SOURCES:

American Urological Association: “The Evaluation of the Azoospermic Male: AUA Best Practice Statement.”

American Family Physician: “Epididymitis and Orchitis: An Overview.”

UCSF: “In Vitro Fertilization,” “Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection.”

Reproduction, Fertility and Development: “Causes of azoospermia and their management.”

The Urology Clinics of North America: “Obstructive Azoospermia.”

Clinics: “Obstructive azoospermia: reconstructive techniques and results.”

Indian Journal of Urology: “Surgical Sperm Retrieval: Techniques and Their Indications.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 9, 2019

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