Sperm Freezing? The male option.
Did you know that sperm freezing is something that is available?
Sperm freezing is often referred to as sperm banking, is the collection and cryopreservation of a man’s sperm for future reproductive use.
So, let’s talk about sperm freezing… Sperm freezing involves collecting a man’s semen sample, separating the sperm, analyzing it, then freezing and storing it in liquid nitrogen. These samples can be thawed and used for fertility treatments or donated to other couples or individuals long after the sample was collected, which is what most people think of when they think of a sperm bank.
Men may choose to freeze their sperm for a variety of reasons including but not limited to their personal health, male-factor infertility diagnosis, age or having an occupation that puts them in contact with toxic materials or that could result in injury and infertility.
Often times, men will choose to preserve their sperm if they are about to undergo a medical procedure that could negatively affect their fertility. For example, men beginning cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation, both known to compromise male fertility, are often encouraged to preserve their sperm.
Sperm freezing is not a new technique, it has been around since 1953 and can help individuals and couples to conceive healthy babies. The process is safe, standardized, and continues to improve as technology advances.
It is well documented in the literature that lifestyle, stress, smoking, a diet high in animal fat decreases sperm parameters.
Gents: About 9% of men and about 11% of women of reproductive age in the United States have experienced fertility problems. In one-third of infertile couples, the problem is with the man and this is increasing each year.
Sperm Freezing is absolutely to be considered.