There are many circumstances where people may face the prospect of losing their fertility.
Sperm cryobanking has given people the opportunity to preserve their fertility and to look forward to having a family in the future.
Reasons for Banking Sperm
- Men diagnosed with cancer
- Men faced with military deployment
- Back-up prior to vasectomy
- Ejaculatory difficulties
- Spinal cord injury
- Primary testicular failure
- Surgically removed testicular sperm
- Variable semen parameters
- Prior to gender reassignment
- Clinical conditions where the condition or its treatment may damage sperm e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure or kidney disease
- Back-up for men undergoing assisted conception treatment elsewhere, in cases where they have difficulty producing samples on demand or if they may be absent on the day of egg collection
- Personal or social reasons e.g age
- As part of a sperm donation programme
Information about sperm freezing and storage
Sperm freezing and storage is regulated by the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) and must be carried out at an HFEA licensed centre. You will need to sign legal consent forms prior to freezing and storage of your sperm
All men wishing to store sperm must have screening for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C to reduce the risk of contamination in the storage vessels
We have a Counsellor on board who can help you discuss any concerns you may have. Our counsellor has many years experience in this area. This service can be arranged at any point whilst samples are in storage at Andrology Solutions.