at mate fertility we do not offer long term sperm freezing and storage. we will refer you to a local sperm bank for long term storage and freezing. there are certain circumstances where we will store your sperm. (i.e. if you are in the army and getting deployed and your partner will be starting treatment while you are away)
we will perform a semen analysis prior to any treatment and will store your sperm for short periods of times while undergoing treatment if necessary.
sperm is stored at -196˚ in liquid nitrogen. frozen sperm has a very long shelf life and can be thawed and successfully used in fertility treatments decades later. babies born from frozen sperm are not at increased risk for disorders.
when treatment for a medical diagnosis, like cancer, affects male reproductive organs, we can take proactive steps to test sperm samples and then recommend sperm banks to preserve your fertility. transgender women may also choose to freeze their sperm prior to gender affirming surgery or treatment.
one third of all cases of infertility are because of the male, including sperm disorders that may prevent natural conception from occurring. we can treat severe male infertility, a low sperm count, or total absence of sperm (azoospermia) with an advanced ivf treatment called intracytoplasmic sperm injection. after your sperm is analyzed in the lab, we will send your sperm to a sperm bank to freeze samples for later use.
we have recommended sperm banks that will freeze your sperm and offer long term storage.