Fertility treatment in spinal cord injury and other neurologic disease

Infertility in individuals with neurologic disorders is complex in etiology and manifestation. Its management therefore often requires a multimodal approach. This review addresses the implications of spinal cord injury (SCI) and other neurologic disease on fertility, including the high prevalence of sexual dysfunction, ejaculation disorders and compromised semen parameters.

Available treatment approaches discussed include assisted ejaculation techniques and assisted reproductive technology including surgical sperm retrieval and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

Translational andrology and urology. 2016 Feb [Epub]

Vera Trofimenko, James M Hotaling

1 Division of Urology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA ; 2 Center for Reconstructive Urology and Men's Health, Division of Urology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA., 1 Division of Urology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA ; 2 Center for Reconstructive Urology and Men's Health, Division of Urology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

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