Electroejaculation in psychogenic anejaculation

Capsule:
Electroejaculation is a suitable and effective treatment that can be used in men with psychogenic anejaculation. The retrieved semen can be used successfully in ART treatment.

Authors:
Timo Soeterik, B.S., Paul Veenboer, M.D., Tycho Lock, M.D.

Volume 101, Issue 6, Pages 1604–1608

Abstract:

Objective:
To evaluate the results of treatment with electroejaculation (EEJ), intrauterine insemination (IUI), and IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) in patients with psychogenic anejaculation (PAE).

Design:
Retrospective clinical study.

Setting:
Academic tertiary referral fertility center.

Patient(s):
Eleven male patients diagnosed with psychogenic anejaculation (PAE) were included. Median age at the time of first treatment with EEJ was 33.0 (interquartile range, 29.0–36.0) years.

Intervention(s):
Electroejaculation, IUI, and IVF/ICSI.

Main Outcome Measure(s):
Semen analysis, fertilization rate, implantation rate, pregnancy rate, and delivery rate.

Result(s):
A total of 60 EEJs were performed in 11 patients. Mean VCM (volume [mL] × concentration [sperm cells/mL] × percentage progressive motile cells) of the retrieved sperm of all EEJs was 17.5 × 106 (SD 16.5 × 106). Yielded semen was used in a total of 26 ICSI procedures in seven couples. The fertilization rate was 65.6% (80 of 122). The ICSI cycles resulted in five pregnancies; of these, one resulted in a spontaneous abortion in the first trimester. Three couples were treated with 34 IUI cycles, which resulted in live births in four pregnancies.

Conclusion(s):
Electroejaculation is a suitable and effective treatment that can be used in men with psychogenic anejaculation. The retrieved semen can be used successfully in assisted reproductive technology treatment. In this study EEJ resulted in pregnancies and the birth of eight healthy children.

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