Freezing and sperm storage
This is the method of freezing and storing semen samples in order that you and your partner can use them to urge pregnant within the future. If you’ve got just discovered that you simply have a fertility problem or are struggling for years, you a singular combination of patient-centered care and next-generation reproductive technology. Once you opt to thaw and use your frozen sperm samples, one among our specialists will carefully evaluate the condition of you and your partner and develop a customized treatment plan designed to supply you with the simplest chance of conceiving.
Why would I like to freeze my sperm?
There are many situations that would interfere together with your future fertility. For these and other reasons, many men plan to freeze sperm as a safeguard against unforeseen future circumstances.
These may include:
- Radiation therapy.
- Certain sorts of pelvic or testicular surgery.
- Diseases (such as diabetes or multiple sclerosis) which will cause erectile difficulty
- Spinal cord disease or injury
- High-risk occupations or sports.
- Preparation for future fertility treatment.
He will then be directed to a personal room to supply a semen sample. you’ll give your sample to at least one of our laboratory technicians who will then analyze the sperm, freeze it and store it for future use. we might prefer that you simply collect the sample on-site in one among our private collection rooms. However, you’ll also collect the sample reception if you’ll be in our laboratory within a half-hour after its production.
Usually, multiple donations are recommended over a period of your time, but even a sperm sample could also be sufficient for conception. In many cases, the interval before surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment are going to be the deciding factor for a way many samples are often collected for freezing.
We recommend that you simply refrain from having sex and ejaculation for 2 days before the primary sample and for about two days between samples. If you can’t donate by sexual stimulation, sperm are often obtained by operation or electrical stimulation.
Sperm can freeze indefinitely. we’ll still store sperm while the annual storage fee is paid. However, you want to keep us updated regarding any change of address. If we cannot contact you to charge the storage fee and ensure that you simply want to stay the samples frozen, we’ll defrost and destroy them.
Success rates of using stored sperm vary and depend upon several factors. First, your underlying health or disease can affect sperm quality at the time they freeze. Second, approximately 60% of frozen sperm will survive the freezing and thawing process. Third, the success rates will depend upon the age of your female partner, the fertility status and therefore the assisted reproduction method used. If sperm quality is low, pregnancy can still be achieved, but it’s going to require a more complex sort of treatment, like ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection).
Once the sperm is thawed, it is often placed in your partner’s uterus during a process called intrauterine insemination (IUI). If sperm isn’t of sufficient quality or quantity, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) could also be required. This involves stimulating your partner’s ovaries then recovering several ovules, each of which is injected with one sperm in our laboratory. The resulting embryos are replaced within the uterus of their partner.
The success of IVF and ICSI is often as high as 40% to 60% per cycle, counting on the age and fertility status of your partner.