I've had a bit more of a rummage for info as this is not a topic to treat too casually:
Firstly, the simpler sperm extraction technique using a needle is now giving better results than I may have suggested in a post above.
Secondly, some studies seem to be reporting successful pregnancy in between 40% and 50% of cases.
It's also worth bearing in mind that in the case of a PCa patient both the man and woman involved are unlikely to have any of the other fertility problems associated with IVF. You are effectively the same as a man who has had a vasectomy or who has blocked ducts, thus your sperm count should not be low, and the eggs should also be there too.
However, this is such a complicated issue that you should really seek expert advice from a fertility specialist.
A study by Cornell is at this sitewww.maleinfertility.org/new-retrieval2.html
PS: One of my uro's first post-diagnosis questions was "Did I have children?" a question we both felt it was important to deal with (I have two children).
Post Edited (English Alf) : 11/19/2010 12:50:31 AM (GMT-7)