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Semen Cryobanking
An option to secure future fertility

What is semen cryobanking?

Semen cryobanking is the collection, freezing, and storage of sperm at a semen bank for future use. Cryobanked sperm is then used in artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization, and other assisted reproductive procedures which are alternative methods of archeiving pregnancy.

What are the common reasons for semen cryobanking?
  • Prior to radiation therapy or chemotherapy. These therapies can adversely affect spermatogenesis and may cause sterilization. Recovery of testicular function after therapy is variable and unpredictable; therefore, the only way to protect future fertility is through semen cryobanking.

  • Prior to surgical procedures which may impair reproductive function.

  • In cases of oligospermia (low sperm counts) where multiple semen collections and pooling may be desirable for use in a single insemination.

  • Prior to a vasectomy so as to secure semen specimen should circumstances in one's life change.

  • Prior to assisted reproductive technologies (i.e., In Vitro Fertilization, Gamete Intra Fallopian Transfer, etc.) so as to secure a good quality semen specimen for the prospective procedure.

  • To preserve semen for deferred inseminations when an intimate partner is temporarily absent.

  • When exposed to high-risk occupational exposures, such as men who are exposed to environmental toxins such as chemicals, pesticides, lead, radiation, etc.; men in the military; or professional athletes who risk testicular injury.

  • Prior to transgendering and starting hormone replacement therapy.

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