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wanting pregnancy after castration...

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Hey Soo, I have a transgender boyfriend...who had castration done 4 years ago...
Thing is we want to have a baby, and I am wonder if it is still possible in some way? since sperm is also made elsewhere from what I understand. If it is possible, what is the procedure to be done to achieve a pregnancy. Thanks for your help so much (::

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replied March 16th, 2012
Welcome to e health forum.

Castration is a surgical procedure by which a male loses the functions of the testicles (orchiectomy)or a female loses the functions of the ovaries (oophorectomy).

Once a person, undergoes castration, there is no natural way he can father a child, unless he has stored /donated his semen in a sperm bank, before he underwent the procedure.

In case, you plan to conceive, you will have to consult with a OBGYN doctor and undergo intra uterine insemination (IUI) of sperms (either from frozen sperms of your partner or from a sperm donor).

I hope this helps.
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