MALE FERTILITY PRESERVATION

What is male fertility preservation: Male fertility preservation is the freezing and storing of sperm so you can use it later to attempt to have children. Some people call this sperm banking, but this is different than donor sperm from a sperm bank, here you are preserving your own sperm, not a donor’s, so that you can use your own sperm in the future to attempt a pregnancy.

SPERM CRYOPRESERVATION

What is sperm cryopreservation: Sperm is prepared and frozen in liquid nitrogen for future use.
Why would you need sperm cryopreservation:

  • to use in future IUI, IVF, or ICSI treatments
  • when you are using PGS/PGD
  • cancer treatments that can affect future fertility
  • military deployments
  • vasectomy
  • hormone treatments
  • extended travel
  • urological surgeries
  • other medical treatments
  • potential exposure to substances that can affect future fertility

SPERM STORAGE

What is sperm storage: Sperm is frozen and stored in tanks filled with liquid nitrogen.
Why would you store sperm: Sperm is stored for the same reasons as it is frozen:

  • to use in future IUI, IVF, or ICSI treatments
  • when you are using PGS/PGD
  • cancer treatments that can affect future fertility
  • military deployments
  • vasectomy
  • hormone treatments
  • extended travel
  • urological surgeries
  • other medical treatments
  • potential exposure to substances that can affect future fertility