Reasons to consider freezing sperm might be:
prior to taking medications that affect sperm production or quality
prior to undergoing treatment for cancer or other illnesses
prior to traveling to an area affected by Zika Virus
so that artificial insemination or In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) can be performed in the absence of the male partner
Sperm Freezing and Cancer
Sperm freezing is an attractive option for men who have been diagnosed with an illness that requires drugs or therapies such as chemotherapy that can damage sperm quality. In these cases, choosing to freeze your sperm before receiving medical treatment is very important.
Read more about Infertlity and Cancer.
What to Expect when Freezing Sperm
Dr Morgan will review the sperm freezing process with you at your initial consultation. Then a member of our staff will review your insurance benefits with you or provide you with financial guidance if your policy doesn’t cover sperm cryopreservation.
You should abstain from ejaculation for at least 3 days, but no longer than 7 days prior to the day you drop off a semen sample at one of our locations. It must be collected in a sterile collection cup that can be picked up at any of our locations or at a pharmacy near your home.