Fertility hope for male cancer survivors

An intricate procedure that finds and carefully removes individual sperm from testicular tissue has made fathers of men who were once considered sterile due to prior cancer treatment. Researchers at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center say 20 children have been born to the female partners of men who underwent the technique, known as microdissection testicular sperm extraction (TESE). After the sperm was taken from the tissue, they were injected into eggs that had been clinically removed from the women.

Read more at Journal of Clinical Oncology/newswise