Electroejaculation (EEJ)

Definition - What does Electroejaculation (EEJ) mean?

Electroejaculation (EEJ) is a process that allows for the collection of a semen sample from men who are unable to provide one through masturbation. EEJ is primarily used to provide sperm for assisted reproductive treatments to aid in infertility treatments.

FertilitySmarts explains Electroejaculation (EEJ)

EEJ is completed with a probe containing an electrical current. The probe is inserted anally, where it is used to stimulate the prostate. A series of low grade shocks cause an erection and subsequent ejaculation. Men undergoing the procedure receive anesthesia and are unconscious during the process. The semen is collected and transferred to the lab where it is prepared for the fertility treatment procedure.

EEJ is typically used on men with the following conditions:

  • Diabetics who suffer from erectile dysfunction
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Certain cancers or cancer treatments
Following the procedure, some men may experience pain or mild discomfort. While EEJ is a low risk procedure, there is a minor chance of complications.
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