In vitro fertilization improves pregnancy rates for sperm obtained by rectal probe ejaculation

Gerald J. Matthews, Thomas A. Gardner, J. Francois Eid

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Abstract

Purpose: We evaluated semen quality and pregnancy rates achieved with sperm obtained by rectal probe ejaculation. Materials and Methods: A series of 183 rectal probe ejaculation procedures performed by 1 of us (J. F. E.) on 40 anejaculatory men was reviewed. Results: Motile sperm were recovered from 95% of men undergoing rectal probe ejaculation. Live births were recorded for 15 of 33 couples (45%) via intrauterine insemination (10) or in vitro fertilization (5). Three of the latter 5 pregnancies were achieved with intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Conclusions: Motile sperm are obtained from most men undergoing rectal probe ejaculation and pregnancy rates obtained with these sperm are improved by in vitro fertilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1934-1937
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume155
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • electric stimulation therapy
  • infertility, male
  • semen
  • spermatozoa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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