Cryopreservation, semen banking or sperm freezing is a process that involves storage and freezing of sperm and storing them in liquid nitrogen that can be later used for fertilization of eggs at later stages. If you are willing to start your family at some point in life but are not ready to yet, sperm freezing can be a great option for preserving your fertility in the long run. Banking the sperm irrespective of the quantity and quality of sperm can be a smart move if you doubt your fertility in future but still wish to embrace parenthood.
Why should one consider sperm freezing?
Making the choice for sperm freezing is entirely a personal decision. If you are about to undergo a cancer treatment or vasectomy, or work in military, travel more or a case of gender reassignment, you can hugely benefit from sperm freezing. Certain medical conditions or ageing can lead to decline in sperm quality, in such cases freezing sperm can be a great option to ensure fertility and pregnancy in future. Sperm freezing is done at Adam And Eve Test Tube Baby Center in Noida.
How to prepare for sperm freezing?
Men might have to undergo screening for HBV, HIV, HCV in order to avoid any possible chances for infection. Also, a written consent can be demanded for the outcome of the sperm in case you die or can’t make an informed decision, whether it can be used for donation or research. You should be clear about information on how long you are planning to store the sperm. If you are healthy and believe you can produce healthy sperm in ejaculate, you are already a ‘good candidate’ for sperm freezing. Men getting chemotherapy that affects the DNA and can certainly lead to pregnancy loss and birth defects should avoid the process. Also, men who have no sperm in their ejaculate are poor candidates for sperm freezing. Such conditions may differ with age hence it’s better to freeze eggs at a young age.