Semen Freezing
Semen freezing

Also known as Semen Cryopreservation, this is a method of storing sperm for future use. In Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), sperm is usually frozen and stored for future use so that it is available at the critical time.

Sperm that is obtained through sperm aspiration, vibratory stimulation, or through surgery is usually stored to prevent the need for additional procedures. Sperm Cryopreservation is also considered in situations like

  • Before undergoing cancer therapies like chemotherapy and radiation as these can cause permanent sterility and infertility
  • Prostate or testicular surgery or vasectomy
  • High-risk occupations with exposure to chemicals, radiation, extreme heat, etc
  • Low sperm counts or low-quality sperm - specimens can be pooled to increase the likelihood of achieving pregnancy
  • Ejaculatory Dysfunction - as sperm number and quality decreases over time when ejaculation doesn't occur. In cases where men can't ejaculate, such as with spinal cord injury, preserving sperm as early as possible may increase their fertility chances.

Sperm freezing enables the woman to continue with her reproductive schedule even if the male partner can't be there, due to a busy schedule or unforeseen events.

Semen banking

At Crea, strict regulations are followed in screening our semen donors. The semen samples obtained after screening the volunteers for infective diseases and congenital anomalies are frozen and are used only after 6 months of quarantine.

Volunteers in the age group of 25-40 years who are healthy, without any congenital abnormalities or diseases like hypertension, diabetes, non smoking, non alcoholic - preferably having children, are welcome to donate with prior appointment.