Spinal Cord Injury
Erectile dysfunction and/or ejaculatory dysfunction may result from a spinal cord injury. Some treatment options include the following:
- Vibratory Stimulation: Ejaculation is induced by the application of a vibratory device to the base of the penis.
- Electroejaculation: This involves general anesthesia and the use of a trans-rectal probe that stimulates nerves to induce an ejaculation.
- Testicular Sperm Aspiration/Extraction (TESA/TESE): Just like in men who have a blockage of sperm, TESA/TESE can be done to obtain sperm directly from the testicle. The sperm retrieved can only be used for IVF. Please see the Sperm Retrieval page for details of the procedure.