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Can I be a father if I have Sertoli syndrome?

By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 03/08/2022

Sertoli syndrome patients have to resort to assisted reproductive techniques in order to become fathers and, in most cases, donor sperm must be used (so they will not be biological fathers).

However, in some men with Sertoli syndrome it is possible to obtain spermatozoa by testicular biopsy if a focus of spermatogenesis is preserved. These sperm can then be used to fertilize the eggs by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and thus attempt to achieve gestation.

 Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.
License: 3435-CV
Embryologist. Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics. License: 3435-CV.