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Is sperm aspiration possible after vasectomy to achieve pregnancy?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez.
Last Update: 02/02/2021

Yes, it is possible to retrieve sperm by aspiration of the epididymis or testicle after vasectomy. However, it may happen that no sperm are obtained.

Therefore, it is usually recommended to freeze a semen sample before undergoing this method of male sterilization. The frozen semen sample can then be used in the future if gestation is desired through artificial insemination (AI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF).

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 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.