I had a vasectomy, but now want another child. Can my sperm be extracted so that we can attempt to conceive?

Can a doctor go in and remove sperm for me and my partner to get pregnant? I had a vasectomy and really want a child with her.

Answers from doctors (5)


More About Doctor Robert D. Oates, MD, FACS

Published on May 31, 2019

Yes, your sperm can be extracted but is only able to be used with in vitro fertilization (IVF). This can make the whole process much more intense and expensive than a vasectomy reversal. A vasectomy reversal is usually the way to go.

Hope this helps,

Dr. Robert Oates
www.robertoatesmd.com

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

Yes, your sperm can be extracted but is only able to be used with in vitro fertilization (IVF). This can make the whole process much more intense and expensive than a vasectomy reversal. A vasectomy reversal is usually the way to go.

Hope this helps,

Dr. Robert Oates
www.robertoatesmd.com

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor John C. McHugh, MD

Published on May 08, 2019

Yes. This method is in vitro fertilization. There is a lot about this on the web and if you research a "reproductive clinic" in your area, there is probably a free phone consultation where you can discuss the process, cost, and success rates.

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

Yes. This method is in vitro fertilization. There is a lot about this on the web and if you research a "reproductive clinic" in your area, there is probably a free phone consultation where you can discuss the process, cost, and success rates.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Yes, sperm can be extracted, but they must be used in conjunction with in vitro fertilitization (IVF).

Answered by Shane T. Russell, MD - Westerville Office (View Profile)

Yes, sperm can be extracted, but they must be used in conjunction with in vitro fertilitization (IVF).

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Stephen F. Shaban, MD

Published on Mar 16, 2016

Yes, but your wife would have to do IVF - ICSI.

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Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

Yes, but your wife would have to do IVF - ICSI.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Ranjith Ramasamy M.D.

Published on Mar 16, 2016

Yes, certainly. Sperm retrieval using microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration or vasectomy reversal are both options available to you.

Answered by Ranjith Ramasamy M.D. (View Profile)

Yes, certainly. Sperm retrieval using microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration or vasectomy reversal are both options available to you.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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