Can Men Who Are Paralyzed Still Have Kids?

If you are a man with a spinal cord injury, you might be wondering if you can still have children of you own.  That answer is “yes”.

Our firm’s San Diego paralysis lawyers know there are a lot of things on your mind after you have been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury, but having children shouldn’t be one of them.

Men with spinal cord injuries can still reproduce.

As one doctor wrote in a blog for EmpowHer, males with spinal cord injuries have about as much chance of reproducing and having kids on their own as a man who is not living with paralysis.  A patient of the doctor’s in his early 30’s was paralyzed from the waist down in an accident and is now paraplegic.  Despite his injuries, the man and his young wife want to start a family together, but aside from a minimal amount of sensation in his groin, the man’s body was not physically capable of reproduction.

The couple underwent a process known as testicular sperm extraction, where sperm is taken directly from the testicles and implanted into a woman.

Today the couple has one child, and they are currently working on child number two.

There is always hope when it comes to spinal cord injuries — something our San Diego paralysis lawyers hope you never forget.  The impossible became possible for one paralyzed man, which means that it can work for you and your family.

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and suffered a spinal cord injury or paralysis, we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible following the accident at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a free consultation with an experienced paralysis lawyer in San Diego.  We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.