sperm retrieval

Removal of sperm from a man's testis or epididymis by a doctor using a fine needle or other instrument.

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  • Posthumous sperm retrieval — (PSR) is a procedure in which spermatozoa are extracted from a man after he has been pronounced legally brain dead. There has been significant debate over the ethicality and legality of the procedure, and on the legal rights of the child and… …   Wikipedia

  • Sperm donation — is the provision (or ‘donation’) by a man, (known as a ‘sperm donor’), of his sperm, with the intention that it be used to impregnate a woman who is not usually the man s sexual partner, in order to produce a child. A sperm donor is the natural… …   Wikipedia

  • Sperm donor limitation by country — The limit of how many families or couples a sperm donor may assist varies with country. The main reason to limit sperm donors is the risk of accidental consanguinity between donor conceived people.Overview tableBy countryAustraliaIn Victoria,… …   Wikipedia

  • percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration — retrieval of sperm from the epididymis using fine needle aspiration, done in men with obstructive azoospermia …   Medical dictionary

  • Transvaginal oocyte retrieval — (TVOR), also referred to as oocyte retrieval (OCR) or even simply egg collection, is a technique used in in vitro fertilization (IVF) in order to remove oocytes from the ovary of the female, enabling fertilization outside the body.[1]… …   Wikipedia

  • microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration — (MESA) retrieval of sperm from the epididymis using microsurgical techniques, done in men with obstructive azoospermia …   Medical dictionary

  • Semen quality — is a measure of the ability of semen to accomplish fertilisation. Thus, it is a measure of fertility in a man. It is the sperm in the semen that are of importance, and therefore semen quality involves both sperm quantity and sperm… …   Wikipedia

  • Assisted reproductive technology — (ART) is a general term referring to methods used to achieve pregnancy by artificial or partially artificial means. It is reproductive technology used in infertility treatment, which is the only application routinely used today of reproductive… …   Wikipedia

  • Sertoli cell-only syndrome — Classification and external resources OMIM 305700 400042 DiseasesDB 31907 …   Wikipedia

  • Vasectomy — Diagram showing the usual location of a vasectomy. Background Birth control type Sterilization First use 1899 (experiments fro …   Wikipedia

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