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Sperm Freezing

Sperm freezing and other methods can keep your options open.

WHY IS IT PERFORMED? Cryopreservation or the freezing of sperm is the most frequently used technique to preserve male fertility.

For men facing chemotherapy, radiation or other medical treatments that could cause infertility, as well as vasectomy patients, this method allows you and a partner to start a family in the future.

WHAT IS IT? The process is quick and easy. The patient’s sperm is washed and frozen in small vials that can be thawed and used at a later date in IUI or IVF procedures.

OTHER METHODS:
Shielding the testes during radiation or chemotherapy also can markedly increase fertility retention.

Microsurgery: Another option that can improve fertility for men with no sperm in their ejaculate. Performed by a urologist, the procedure retrieves sperm that is then washed and frozen to be available later on.