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.
Egg freezing, embryo banking, and the freezing of sperm are all examples of fertility preservation techniques. These techniques are used to protect and preserve a person’s chance of having children in the future.
There are many various considerations for patients to choose fertility preservation. Patients who have been diagnosed with cancer and have been advised to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatment frequently make the decision to have a certain number of eggs or sperm removed and frozen in the event that they later decide they would like to start a family. Preserving one’s fertility can also be helpful for younger women who would like to start a family later in life, when it may be more practical to do so.
The following are some of the best candidates for egg freezing or sperm freezing:
- Patients who have been given a diagnosis of a medical condition that could lead to infertility
- Patients who need to undergo chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or take certain medications that might have an adverse effect on their fertility
- Patients who are dedicated to their careers but would also like to start a family at some point in the future
- Patients who are not married but want to keep their fertility at its highest possible level
- Patients who participate in dangerous sports that put them at risk of injuring their groyne, testicles, or spine
- Patients who are active or retired members of the armed forces and who may be at risk of having their fertility affected
- During your consultation, we will conduct an in-depth evaluation to determine whether or not you are a candidate for this procedure. If you are, we will move forward with scheduling it.
The majority of eggs and sperm can be kept frozen for ten years or longer if they are frozen correctly and monitored closely.