Surgery helps men regain fertility after cancer

New research shows a painstaking surgical technique can help some men deemed infertile because of childhood cancer treatment to become fathers after all.

Many of the cancer treatments that can save lives also leave survivors infertile. Young men can bank sperm if they’re told in time, but many aren’t. And experiments to find options for children diagnosed before puberty are only now beginning.

Surgeons essentially perform tiny biopsies of testicular tissue to hunt any pockets of hidden sperm, which then are used in standard in vitro fertilization to attempt a partner’s pregnancy. Read more…

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