What role does the male perform and what is needed from him?

What role does the male perform and what is needed from him? My husband is old fashion and is sceptical of this procedure can you explain the process that the male would have to perform?

Answers from doctors (2)


Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

Published on Feb 18, 2011

Your husband plays a very important role. Both eggs and sperm are needed to make an embryo. Your husband would need to provide a sample of his ejaculate so his sperm can be used to fertilize your eggs.

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Answered by Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

Your husband plays a very important role. Both eggs and sperm are needed to make an embryo. Your husband would need to provide a sample of his ejaculate so his sperm can be used to fertilize your eggs.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Fertility Center & Applied Genetics of Florida

Published on Feb 16, 2011

Hello and Thank you for your question.
For IVF the male partner should come to the initial consultation to learn about the process and the limits of technology. The male partner will be asked to submit a specimen for sperm count that can be brought from home or collected in the office. The male partner is asked to have blood tests that include HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious disease test. The male partner is asked to attend as many visits as possible so he may be able to ask questions and feel more comfortable through familiarity. On the day of the egg harvest, the male partner would be responsible for transportation and would be asked to submit another sperm sample for the insemination of the eggs. The time limit for delivery of a specimen from home or hotel is 45 minutes. Being "old fashioned" is fine. You should know that we have a very mature staff and that we respect our patients and what they go through to have families.
Dr. Pabon

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Answered by Fertility Center & Applied Genetics of Florida

Hello and Thank you for your question.
For IVF the male partner should come to the initial consultation to learn about the process and the limits of technology. The male partner will be asked to submit a specimen for sperm count that can be brought from home or collected in the office. The male partner is asked to have blood tests that include HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious disease test. The male partner is asked to attend as many visits as possible so he may be able to ask questions and feel more comfortable through familiarity. On the day of the egg harvest, the male partner would be responsible for transportation and would be asked to submit another sperm sample for the insemination of the eggs. The time limit for delivery of a specimen from home or hotel is 45 minutes. Being "old fashioned" is fine. You should know that we have a very mature staff and that we respect our patients and what they go through to have families.
Dr. Pabon

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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