There are many reasons why you may wish to freeze your sperm. Some medical conditions or interventions, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy can affect your sperm quality or you may wish to freeze your sperm before a vasectomy or gender reassignment surgery.
Before you freeze your sperm, we will carry out a fertility assessment, including a semen analysis, as well as screen you for transmittable diseases. We will also guide you through the implications of sperm freezing, including the instructions relating to how your sperm can be used in the event something happens to you. This consent can be modified or withdrawn at any time.
Once the sperm is collected, it is preserved in liquid nitrogen at very low temperatures of 196oC so it will not deteriorate. When you’re ready for your sperm to be used, it will be thawed and the quality assessed in our laboratory. It can then be used in either IUI, IVF or ICSI treatment.
Sperm freezing is a simple and effective way to preserve your fertility.