I had a vasectomy 40 years ago. Can a doctor still retrive sprem to get my wife pregnant?

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Answered by Robert D. Oates, MD, FACS

The answer is yes - most likely - as men continue to make sperm. However, each man is different, and so the final answer would depend on your history, examination, what meds you might be taking, etc. You would be an older gentleman as well and so a conversation about paternal age effects on sperm would be helpful and informative for you.

Hope this helps,

Dr. Robert Oates (Boston)

Published on Apr 12, 2019

Answered by Robert D. Oates, MD, FACS (View Profile)

The answer is yes - most likely - as men continue to make sperm. However, each man is different, and so the final answer would depend on your history, examination, what meds you might be taking, etc. You would be an older gentleman as well and so a conversation about paternal age effects on sperm would be helpful and informative for you.

Hope this helps,

Dr. Robert Oates (Boston)

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Amin S. Herati, M.D.

Yes, men generally retain their sperm counts with age. However, your sperm's DNA quality may be lower than what it was when you had your vasectomy, putting your offspring at a higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems such as autism.

Published on Aug 30, 2017

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Answered by Amin S. Herati, M.D.

Yes, men generally retain their sperm counts with age. However, your sperm's DNA quality may be lower than what it was when you had your vasectomy, putting your offspring at a higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems such as autism.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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