I'm a 30-year-old female and my male partner is 39. He had a vasectomy 16 years ago. Can we do sperm aspiration with ICSI?

I have been pregnant before. It was years ago, and the pregnancy was terminated. I'd like to know if it's possible to extract sperm from my fiancé and get it to me. Or, is a vasectomy reversal the only option? And after 16 years would it take?

Answers from doctors (3)


Duke Fertility Center

Published on Jun 03, 2016

It is possible if he has viable sperm. Contact your health care provider for more details.

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Answered by Duke Fertility Center

It is possible if he has viable sperm. Contact your health care provider for more details.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


IVF after sperm aspiration or possibly testicular biopsy is the option most people choose. The reversal option is available if you can find an experienced urologist. The long interval lowers success rates, but you need to discuss with the urologist for statistics.

Answered by Servy Massey Fertility Institute (View Profile)

IVF after sperm aspiration or possibly testicular biopsy is the option most people choose. The reversal option is available if you can find an experienced urologist. The long interval lowers success rates, but you need to discuss with the urologist for statistics.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine - Pembroke Pines

Published on May 25, 2016

Both a testicular aspiration or a vasectomy reversal could be options for you. Both of you would need to have a further evaluation with your physician to determine which would be the best route.

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Answered by South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine - Pembroke Pines

Both a testicular aspiration or a vasectomy reversal could be options for you. Both of you would need to have a further evaluation with your physician to determine which would be the best route.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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