Becoming a Parent Despite SCI
About 90% of men who suffer a spinal cord injury cannot conceive through sexual intercourse, so they must use other methods to extract sperm. That’s where the Male Fertility Research Program comes in.
Founded by the Miami Project’s late Scientific Director, Dr. Richard Bunge, and expanded by SCI fertility pioneer Dr. Nancy Brackett and her colleague Dr. Charles Lynne, the program has established itself as the preeminent research site for SCI fertility.
When the Miami Project’s team members started their research, little was known about the fertility in men with SCI. There was so little research in the field that they had limited data and few procedures to learn from. Now led by Dr. Ibrahim, the program has helped more than 300 men father children.