Sperm Freezing and Storage | City Fertility
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Men may choose to bank sperm if there is a possibility of losing fertility. This is an important option for men who have not established a family or whose family is not yet complete. All men who hope to father a child in the future should consider cryopreservation of semen or testicular tissue, even if the specimens have low numbers of sperm. Semen for cryopreservation is obtained by masturbation, and must be brought to the ART Assisted Reproductive Technology laboratory within 1 hour of being produced.
Sperm freezing and storage is the procedure whereby sperm cells are frozen to preserve them for future use. Scientists freeze the sperm using a special media then keep sperm in liquid nitrogen at minus C, and it can be stored for many years while maintaining a reasonable quality. Why would I want to freeze sperm?