Egg and sperm freezing are both viable options for women and men looking to maintain their fertility in the future. Egg and sperm freezing are options that people might want to investigate if they are contemplating putting off having children until a later point in their lives, or if they are currently undergoing medical treatment and want to safeguard their fertility against any potential adverse effects of the medication they are taking.
An individual’s fertility can be preserved through egg freezing so they can try for children in the future. The field of egg freezing is evolving quickly. Visit our research and data page for the most recent egg-freezing statistics.
Sperm freezing is the most effective method of preserving fertility, and patients as young as 13 years old can have their sperm stored if it becomes necessary.
Couples who have embryos of high quality but are not yet ready to use them have the option of freezing them for later use or donating them to another couple.
Testicular Tissue Freezing
People who have azoospermia, a condition in which they are unable to produce viable sperm in their ejaculate, as well as younger people who are unable to produce an ejaculate, may be able to preserve their fertility by having their testicular tissue frozen using a specialized technique.
Ovarian Tissue Freezing
Ovarian tissue freezing is an alternative method of preserving fertility that can be utilized by patients who are unable to have their eggs frozen, as well as by younger individuals who have not yet begun ovulating.