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Posted by: Tanya | 2004/11/23

Want a natural baby but male has no sperm

Good evening, We have just found out my sister and her husband cannot have children as the husband has no sperm. is there anything they can do to naturally have their own babies. like a hormone treatment or anything to help him produce sperm. There must be some kind of treatment hecan try as they don't want to give up. Please help.

Many thanks.

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Tanya, if there is one living sperm cell there is a possibility that they might fall pregnant, but if there are really no sperms they can’t fall pregnant. Let me know if you have more questions. Good luck.

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Posted by: science | 2004/11/24

Does he actually have no sperm, or are his sperm not motile (ie not swimming)? Have they been assessed by a fertility expert?? That would be the first step - going to a good fertility clinic as reproductive problems are generally quite complicated and require focussed expertise from a fertility specialist (not only a gynae, but a fertility expert gynae).

If his sperm are not swimming well, but still have some motility a simple artificial insemination procedure might work. If he has no sperm or completely immotile sperm, they will probably need to resort to assisted reproductive technologies, such as sperm injection. There are very advanced techniques available to isolate even one non-swimming sperm (or a sperm precursor cell) and then use it to fertilize an egg succesfully. The process is costly, with low success rates, but at least there might be some possibility of have a baby.

Take home message - visit a fertility clinic asap.

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