Sperm freezing.

Sperm freezing is a simple and effective way to preserve your fertility, giving you choices if you’re not yet ready to start your family at this stage or you worry that planned medical treatment could affect your fertility.

Sperm Freezing

Sperm freezing.

Sperm freezing is a simple and effective way to preserve your fertility, giving you choices if you’re not yet ready to start your family at this stage or you worry that planned medical treatment could affect your fertility.

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 This consent can be modified or withdrawn at any time.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.

Frequently asked questions.

Your sperm can be frozen indefinitely, depending on how long you have consented for its storage. This is usually up to ten years. You can modify or withdraw your consent at any point.

Not all sperm survive the freezing and thawing process, but advances in technology has greatly increased the success rate and fertilisation rates are consistent between frozen and fresh sperm.

Your next step.

When you are ready and the time is right for you, the next step is to contact us and we will help you arrange a face-to-face, telephone or video-call introduction with one of our consultants.

You can do this by filling in the contact form below or by giving one of our friendly team a call on +44 (0) 203 263 6025.

We really look forward to getting to know you and helping guide those next steps toward your dream family.