Sperm freezing/banking facility is also available for Male factor infertility/husband having problem of producing the sample on demand. In such cases Samples from husband are freezed prior to IUI or IVF & pooled later on to get required no. of motile sperms for IUI or IVF.
Why Sperm Freezing
When you are going for Cancer Therapies :
Cancer therapies such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation can cause permanent sterility and infertility. Having your sperm frozen can preserve future fertility.
When you are considering a Vasectomy :
Sperm cryopreservation can preserve fertility and prevent the need for reversal surgery if personal circumstances change.
When involved in the process of ART like IUI, IVF, ICSI, GIFT :
Sperm is to be stored for use with IUI, IVF, ICSI, GIFT, and other similar procedures so that it is available at a critical time.
When you are working in some hazardous environment :
High risk professions with exposure to chemicals, radiation, extreme heat, etc. can cause sterility in men, so one can freeze their sperm.
When facing Ejaculatory dysfunction:
It is thought that sperm number and quality decreases over time when ejaculation doesn’t occur. Therefore, in cases where men can’t ejaculate, such as with spinal cord injury, preserving sperm as early as possible may increase their fertility chances.
When Low sperm counts problem is with you :
Higher-quality sperm samples can be frozen for later use with IVF and ICSI. Specimens can be pooled to increase the likelihood of achieving pregnancy.
When male partner are going to be absent :
Sperm freezing enables the female partner to continue with her reproductive schedule.
Once semen is collected, semen samples are analysed for volume, viscosity and pH levels, and microscopically evaluated to determine motility, sperm count, morphology and other important factors.
Cryoprotectant is added to the semen to control sperm damage caused by freezing. The specimen is then divided into individual cryo-vials, placed into liquid nitrogen vapor for 30 minutes, and then plunged into liquid nitrogen. At a temperature of -196°C all metabolic activity is halted. Semen can thus be preserved for many years.
Surgical sperm Retrival (PESA/MESA & TESA)
Patients with obstructive azoospermia (nil sperm) are offered surgical sperm recovery combined with IVF/ICSI to give a hope against hope to patients with nil sperm in the semen.
On popular demand, we have introduced the facility of Sperm washing / enhancement for outside patients also. All gynaecologist are welcome to avail this unique facility to procure washed / prepared sperms for performing IUI at their own clinics.