Anejaculation: An electrifying approach

Dana A. Ohl, Susanne A. Quallich, Jens Sønksen, Nancy L. Brackett, Charles M. Lynne

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Abstract

Anejaculation within the context of a male infertility evaluation can be a distressing condition for patients. A variety of causes for anejaculation have been identified, and although the condition cannot be reversed, in many cases a minimally invasive treatment is feasible, allowing the patient to pursue his desire for children. In most cases, men suffering from anejaculation due to spinal cord injury (SCI) are excellent candidates for ejaculation induction procedures and low-level assisted reproductive techniques. In many SCI men, penile vibratory ejaculation can be performed by the patient himself and home insemination performed as a very low cost alternative. Surgical sperm retrieval and intracytoplasmic sperm injection should be first-line therapy only in non-SCI anejaculatory men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-185
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Reproductive Medicine
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

Keywords

  • Anejaculation
  • Ejaculatory dysfunction
  • Electroejaculation
  • Male infertility
  • Penile vibratory stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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    Ohl, D. A., Quallich, S. A., Sønksen, J., Brackett, N. L., & Lynne, C. M. (2009). Anejaculation: An electrifying approach. Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, 27(2), 179-185. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0029-1202307