Some cases of infertility in both men and women can be helped with surgery.
Sterilisation can sometimes be reversed: fallopian tubes can be unblocked using keyhole surgery and, for men who cannot produce sperm (if they have had a vasectomy, or a failed vasectomy reversal), sperm can be retrieved surgically for use in fertility treatment.
The HFEA does not regulate any surgery.
For more information on surgery, see:
Page last updated: 14 April 2009