In the late s, urologist Cappy Rothman performed the first post-mortem sperm retrieval. Before this, Rothman had been extracting sperm from men living with infertility, work that gave him a detailed knowledge of male reproductive anatomy, experience in sperm extraction and preservation, and contacts who knew he was interested in assisting men with reproductive issues. He had quickly become known in Los Angeles. Then, when a prominent politician's son was left brain-dead after a car accident, "I got a call from the chief resident of neurosurgery at UCLA and he said, 'I have a strange request.
The wealthy pair took the extraordinary step after their year-old son was killed in a motorcycle crash. A wealthy couple harvested sperm from their dead son and used it to create a "designer grandson" in likely the first case of its kind in Britain. The couple were left devastated after their only child was killed in a motorcycle crash and seemingly ended their chance of becoming grandparents. But the pair, who are in their 50s, were reportedly desperate for an heir decided to harvest the year-old's sperm, which was frozen and exported to the US, bypassing strict laws in the UK. Their grandson is now three and is believed to be living with them in Britain in a case that highlights ethical and legal concerns.
Heartbroken parents harvest dead son's SPERM to create 'designer grandson' in British 'first'
If a man cannot release or make healthy sperm naturally, this medical procedure may be recommended for fertility reasons to enable the man to father a child. The testicular tissue is found in the two testes, where the sperm is made. The testes are found inside the scrotum, the small sac behind and under the penis. Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system that makes it difficult for the body to perform the basics of reproduction.
Semen collection refers to the process of obtaining semen from male humans or other animals with the use of various methods, for the purposes of artificial insemination , or medical study usually in fertility clinics. Semen can be collected via masturbation  e. The best specimen is produced when a short period of 3—5 days of abstinence is observed. More prolonged period does not yield better results.