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electrical stimulation via the rectum to produce an ejaculation of semen; this is commonly used for spinal cord injury or testicular cancer patients who cannot ejaculate and are attempting artificial insemination. It may also be used for those with abdominal injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetic neuropathy, and anejaculation from other causes, both physical and psychogenic.
electroejaculation/elec·tro·ejac·u·la·tion/ (EEJ) (e-lek″tro-e-jak″u-la´shun) induction of ejaculation by application of a gradually increasing electrical current delivered through a probe inserted into the rectum.
electroejaculation(ĭ-lĕk″trō-ē-jăk″ū-lā′shŭn) [″ + L. ejaculare, to throw out]
The retrieval of semen by electrical stimulation of the prostate. Electroejaculation is used to obtain sperm from men who are unable to ejaculate, e.g., because of spinal cord injury. It has also been used in veterinary medicine.
a method used for the collection of semen for artificial insemination or for examination. Electrical stimulation has to be provided by electrodes applied to the lumbar sympathetic nerves to promote semen emission and to the pelvic splanchnic and internal pudendal nerves to promote ejaculation and erection of the penis. The electrodes are contained in a probe placed in the rectum.