Sperm freezing allows men to store their sperm to be used at a later date. This may be for medical reasons or if they need to delay conception. There are no time limits on how long sperm can be stored for before use.
There are many reasons why you may consider freezing your sperm including:
You are undergoing medical treatment that may affect your fertility
You have a medical condition that means you might be infertile later on in life
Your sperm is being used for a donation
You have a low sperm count or your sperm quality is deteriorating
You have difficulty producing a sample on the day of treatment
Sperm sample collection is non-invasive and there are no risks associated with collecting the sample.
Infectious diseases screening:, including HIV, HTLV and Hepatitis B/C
You need to provide written consent for your sperm to be stored
You need to produce a sperm sample at the clinic (abstain for 2-5 days before to obtain the best sample)
Your sperm is frozen and stored in liquid nitrogen until you want to use it.