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Pregnancy and childhood health and developmental outcomes with the use of posthumous human sperm

Robson, Stephen; Campbell, Simone; McDonald, Janelle; Tremellen, Kelton; Carlin, Emily; Maybury, Genevieve


Although there is now considerable experience in obtaining sperm from a cadaver, there is little or no published data regarding pregnancy, birth and long-term childhood health and development outcomes when posthumous sperm is used in in vitro fertilisation (IVF). We report the results from treatment of four women undergoing IVF treatment using posthumously acquired human sperm from their deceased partners. In all cases, testicular tissue was obtained in a mortuary setting, and the duration from...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Human Reproduction
DOI: 10.1093/humrep/dev191


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