Our expert says:
Azoospermia is the absence of sperm in the seminal fluid. If there are no sperms in the seminal fluid then normal conception cannot take place. There are two causes for azoospermia, one is obstructive and the second is non-obstructive. In the case of non-obstructive azoospermia the problem lies in sperm production and in this particular case it may be difficult to help your brother. If however the cause is obstructive azoospermia then it is quite possible to achieve a pregnancy by retrieving sperm from a testicular biopsy. Sperm can then be used in an IVF/ICSI cycle. What your bother must do is to visit a urologist or preferably a fertility specialist so that bloods can be taken and a testis biopsy be performed.
Answered by: Dr Y.M. Cassim
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