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Is pregnancy with azoospermia possible?

By Dra. Victoria Rey Caballero.
Last Update: 02/02/2021

Of course it is. Azoospermia means zero sperm count in the ejaculate, but it is possible to find them and/or produce them in order to perform in vitro fertilization (IVF).

The way to obtain sperm will depend on the cause of the azoospermia. In the case of obstructive azoospermia, a testicular biopsy will be sufficient to obtain spermatozoa. The embryologists analyze the sample under a microscope and look for the spermatozoa, isolate them from the tissue and prepare them for preservation by freezing.

On the other hand, if the azoospermia is secretory, it is necessary to differentiate between genetic and hormonal. When the problem is hormonal, it will be sufficient to apply the appropriate hormonal treatment to obtain spermatozoa in the ejaculate.

If the problem of secretory azoospermia is genetic, the sperm are not produced because there are chromosomal abnormalities or genetic abnormalities that make the testicular tissue abnormal and, therefore, it is hereditary. In this case, pregnancy will be achieved using donor sperm.

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Dra. Victoria  Rey Caballero
Dra. Victoria Rey Caballero
Gynecologist
Dr. Victoria Rey Caballero has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Seville. She is also an expert in Health Informatics and Telemedicine from the UNED and has a diploma in Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. In addition, Dr. Rey has a master's degree in hospital management from the University of Alcalá de Henares.
Licence number: 41/14915
Gynecologist. Dr. Victoria Rey Caballero has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Seville. She is also an expert in Health Informatics and Telemedicine from the UNED and has a diploma in Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. In addition, Dr. Rey has a master's degree in hospital management from the University of Alcalá de Henares. Licence number: 41/14915.