Are you concerned with some inherent disease that may result in later male infertility issues? Do you want to freeze your sperm for the future? Sperm freezing is a procedure that gives you scope to become a father of a biological baby in future.
At New Hope, we offer a great service to freeze sperm in our fertility clinic.
Who are the Best Candidates to Freeze Sperm?
- If you are diagnosed with prostate or testicular cancer and have to undergo testicle removal surgery.
- If you are in your advanced adulthood, freezing sperm will help preserve your possibilities of having a biological baby.
- If you are working in a risky worksite or deployed in military service to avoid missing out on chances of having your own children.
- To prevent chemical exposure or accidental damage that may damage your fertility or sperm.
- If you are about to undergo surgeries like gender testimony, sperm freezing can preserve your ability to become a father of a biological child.
- If you are about to begin testosterone replacement treatment.
- If you have poorer sperm counts due to intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
- Couples planning to undergo In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment or other fertility procedures.
Procedure of Cryopreservation (Sperm Freezing)
- Before the beginning of the sperm freezing procedure, you have to undergo blood tests to screen whether you have any sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
- Go through a decent fraction of paperwork that includes questionnaire fill out, contracts, and legal consents.
- About 2 to 3 days before the process, our doctor prescribes you to refrain from having intercourse for getting samples.
- We then collect your sample inside a private room of our fertility centre.
- Within a few minutes of semen discharge, the living cells of sperm quantity and activity begins to fall.
- After masturbation, you are most likely to collect the sample in the sterile cup and deposit it in the laboratory.
- We analyse the samples to determine the shape, quantity and movement.
- Based on the analysis, our doctors specify how many samples will be required. Typically, you can expect the process from three to a maximum of six samples depending on your sperm quality.
- Then our fertility lab technician separates the samples into different vials and freezes sperm to protect them.
- If you fail to deposit sperm through the ejaculation method, our doctor extract sperm directly from your testicles.
- The process of sperm freezing in the laboratory starts within just 1 to 2 hours of the sample collection.