Success! You'll have to bear with me as I don't know all of the terms. To go waaaay back...my husband was dropped as a toddler and he landed doing the splits. His testicles went back into his body and he didn't have the surgery to correct this until he was 12. Fast forward, and he had a feeling before we got married that he had low sperm count as he never got his girlfriend before me preggo. He had his sperm count tested and I can't even describe the sadness he experienced when he got the phone call that he had no sperm at all. We were given an 80% chance that there were sperm inside the testicle, but it would take a biopsy to check. I was ready to start the IVF process 3 years ago but he refused. To those on this thread that have mentioned that their sex life suffered after bad news like this, ours did as well. Thankfully we were able to talk about it and he said that he just felt like there wasn't a point to sex. It took a long time to work through. Anyways, he didn't want to do the biopsy because he was afraid that it would come back negative (this took a HUGE blow up fight for him to finally admit, which was what propelled him to finally give the go ahead for IVF). He did the biopsy and we had sperm!! They weren't perfect and I don't know any of the numbers, but we froze them. A few months later I did IVF and we used ICSI. I can't even remember my numbers of eggs, but the end result was that we had 4 good looking embryos, 2 of which were implanted at the time, resulting in our baby girl. The other two we are planning on using for a FET next month. I do need to say that the embryologist told our RE that they will not work with a frozen speciman again as it took them 6 hours (SIX HOURS!) to find good enough sperm after they thawed. So next time, if there is a next time, we'll have to have our surgeries on the same day. The funny part (if you can call it that) is that now when we talk about another biopsy for him he isn't even phased. It's really a "whatever" point now as the recovery wasn't very bad. It really was the emotional part that was so scary for him. Hope that helps!