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It’s quite common for a male to have a vasectomy and later down the track a couple decide they would like a child. In these instances, there are two options - one is a have vasectomy reversal and the other is IVF with ICSI.

Depending on when the vasectomy was performed and the age and health of the couple depends on which option is best. We will discuss how to get pregnant after a vasectomy using IVF and ICSI.

As a vasectomy blocks the sperm from releases, a procedure called TESE or Micro-TESE is performed to extract the sperm. TESE is a procedure performed under local anaesthetic where sperm can be extracted from the testis by passing a fine needle into part of the testis. If there are low amounts of sperm in the testis, mico-TESE can be performed under general anaesthetic using a microscope to take samples and seeks live sperm from the testis.

The sperm that has been extracted can then be used in the ICSI procedures which is used directly into an egg or sperm can also be frozen.

If you’ve decided you want to get pregnant after a vasectomy and are considering IVF and ICSI, speak with your doctor or find out more information here

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