G. S. Brindley, FRS, MD, FRCP, Professor of Physiology, University of London; Honorary Director, MRC Neurological Prostheses Unit.
Hypogastric Plexus Stimulators for Obtaining Semen from Paraplegic Men
Article first published online: 21 NOV 2008
British Journal of Urology
Volume 64, Issue 1, pages 72–77, July 1989
How to Cite
BRINDLEY, G. S., SAUERWEIN, D. and HENDRY, W. F. (1989), Hypogastric Plexus Stimulators for Obtaining Semen from Paraplegic Men. British Journal of Urology, 64: 72–77. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.1989.tb05526.x
- Issue published online: 21 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 21 NOV 2008
- Read at the 44th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Urological Surgeons in Buxton, June 1988
Summary— Radio-linked devices to stimulate the hypogastric plexus have been implanted into 7 patients with spinal injuries and 1 with primary anorgasmia. They caused seminal emission in all patients and still do so in the spinal injury patients. Insemination with semen thus obtained has yielded 5 pregnancies (2 live births) in the wives of 4 patients. The range of application is discussed.