When would you require sperm freezing?
Sperm freezing is a potential fertility treatment when any one of the following applies:
- If a potential father is about to undergo pelvic /testicular surgery.
- If he has a low sperm count or is producing sperms that are deteriorating in quality over time.
- If he has difficulty producing a sample on the day of the procedure.
- If he has a medical condition, which may result in infertility later in life
- If he is facing medical treatment that may affect his fertility, for example some forms of cancer treatment.
- If the husband has ejaculatory problems.
Sperm can be frozen for up to 5 years.
When would you require egg freezing?
Egg freezing is a potential fertility treatment when any one of the following applies:
- If the prospective mother is diagnosed with cancer and needs to start potentially toxic chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
- If she is diagnosed with medical conditions such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, in which case the ova may be damaged by treatments.
- If she has a family history of early menopause or endometriosis.
- If more eggs are retrieved then desired, the eggs will be frozen.
- Embryo transfer will be cancelled to avoid hyper stimulation.
We freeze surplus eggs:
- If more than 15 eggs were retrieved, half of the eggs will be frozen and the other half fertilized. Embryo transfer would be decided depending on the patient's condition.
- If more than 25 eggs are retrieved, the eggs will be frozen. Embryo transfer will be cancelled to avoid hyper stimulation.
All eggs can be frozen for up to 5 years.Back