Sperm can be cryopreserved (frozen) from ejaculate or from surgically retrieved sources for future use.
Frozen sperm can be thawed and used in an ICSI cycle to fertilize eggs.
Why use sperm freezing?
Sperm may be cryopreserved for a number of reasons.
- If the quality of a semen sample is diminished, sperm may be frozen and banked to ensure adequate sperm are available on the day of treatment.
- Sperm may be frozen if a patient has physical or psychological problems with producing a semen sample. Having frozen sperm in storage reduces the pressure to provide a sample on the day of treatment.
- Sperm may also be frozen before cancer treatment in order to preserve future fertility.
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