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Forum Name: Fertility
|frkllyss - Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:02 am|
My partner had his testicles removed before we met. Is it possible to have a baby with him? E.g: DNA or anything? Any genuine info appreciated, thanks.
|Dr. A. Rajput - Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:14 pm|
In your partner's case, I am assuming that it was not just a vasectomy operation and both of his testicles were removed surgically.
Sperms are produced in testes. If for some reason, both the testicles are removed, one cannot produce sperms.
Sperm-bank seems to be a good option if such a couple wishes to have a baby.
|frkllyss - Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:47 pm|
is there such a thing where my partners DNA can be put into another's sperm, which would mean the baby would be my partners?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:54 pm|
This would be futuristic medicine. The day may come for such science but currently I know of no such procedure available.
Remember that fatherhood involves so much more than impregnation or fertilization. The donor can be matched with some genetic similarities by history, hair, eye color, height, etc. If you concentrate on the baby belonging to both of you, regardless of who the actual donor was, you are likely to have the same bonding experience as any other parent. It's a matter of putting your mind and heart to it. Many adoptive parents, with no genetic ties to their offspring, report amazing similarities and have every bit a bond with their children as "natural" parents. Often a father adopts his wife's children and there is a unique father-child relationship because nurturing has at least as much to do with it as nature.
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