15 doctors weighed in:
Can a man still father a child after having his prostate removed due to cancer?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Kuan
Urology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Complex / expensive
The simple answer is no.
That is intercourse will not be how he father's a child. Assisted reproduction will be required, where sperm are extracted from the testicle and then used to fertilize an egg in a lab (unless sperm was banked before surgery). Using donor sperm, adoption or deciding not to have children are other options.

In brief: Complex / expensive
The simple answer is no.
That is intercourse will not be how he father's a child. Assisted reproduction will be required, where sperm are extracted from the testicle and then used to fertilize an egg in a lab (unless sperm was banked before surgery). Using donor sperm, adoption or deciding not to have children are other options.
Dr. James Kuan
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Dr. Amr Azim
Removal of the prostate for cancer requires cutting and tying the vas deferens that duct that carries sperm.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
And the prostate produces semen: no prostate, super-duper vasetomy, no sperm bearing, and no juice for ejaculation despite orgasm.
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There is the risk of impotency or retrograde ejaculation from prostate surgery.
If there is is no hormonal therapy given and if sperm production and ejaculation can occur then the patient could still father a child.

In brief: Yes
There is the risk of impotency or retrograde ejaculation from prostate surgery.
If there is is no hormonal therapy given and if sperm production and ejaculation can occur then the patient could still father a child.
Dr. Ed Kaplan
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Dr. Frank Yelian
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Two options: 1. If you are able to ejaculate and produce reasonable level of sperm you may conceive naturally.
2. If you are not able to ejaculate or very poor sperm from your ejaculation, you may conceive through ivf, the sperm can be collected from your epidydimus or testicle.

In brief: Yes
Two options: 1. If you are able to ejaculate and produce reasonable level of sperm you may conceive naturally.
2. If you are not able to ejaculate or very poor sperm from your ejaculation, you may conceive through ivf, the sperm can be collected from your epidydimus or testicle.
Dr. Frank Yelian
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
If the prostatectomy is done adequately, ejaculation is not possible: erection maybe, orgasm yes, ejaculation no. If prostate gone, no semen is produced, no connections of vas deferns.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not naturally
Prostate surgery results on retrograde ejaculation into the bladder, therefore the man is unlikely to be able to impregnate a woman in the conventional way, it is likely that fertility experts can collect the semen and allow the man to father a child through in-vitro fertilization.

In brief: Not naturally
Prostate surgery results on retrograde ejaculation into the bladder, therefore the man is unlikely to be able to impregnate a woman in the conventional way, it is likely that fertility experts can collect the semen and allow the man to father a child through in-vitro fertilization.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
TURP may result in retrograde if veru montan shaved, but radical prostatectomy obliterates semen producing gland, and vas deferens connections to prostate/urethra
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