Our expert says:
The advice given to you by your oncologist is correct. The problem of vasectomy can be overcome by a minor testicular procedure such as sperm aspiration from the testes or via a small testicular biopsy procedure. There is a reasonable chance that viable sperm may be obtained and frozen through such procedures and this may be utilised in a laboratory fertilization procedure called ICSI (Intra cytoplasmic sperm injection) . This would entail going through the process of IVF and has a reasonable percentage of success (approx. 40%). Should the ICSI not be successful initially, this procedure can be repeated every alternate cycle. The estimated costs should be in the region of R 18 000.00 for the ICSI and an additional R 2000.00 - R 2500.00 for the testicular biopsy.
Should you succeed in conceiving, I would strongly suggest that an evaluation of your cervix be done to decide whether you require a cervical stitch to be inserted in order that you may prevent a miscarriage.
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