If you are planning to start a family with your partner at one point in the future but are taking extra precautions because of some fertility-related issues, you and your partner should look into freezing your sperm.
In this blog, we are going to talk about freezing sperm for future fertility. From how much it costs to the other things that you need to know about freezing sperm, we have listed everything in this blog so you can have a proper overview of what it is.
What Is Freezing Sperm?
Semen cryopreservation, which is commonly known as sperm banking or sperm freezing, is a type of procedure that allows doctors to preserve sperm cells. The preserved sperm cells are then used for sperm donation or could be used later on for men who go through a vasectomy or treatments that are known to compromise their fertility. Such treatments include chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy.
How Much Does It Cost To Freeze Your Sperm?
As of writing this article, anyone who wants to freeze their sperm needs to pay anywhere from less than $1000. Please do note that this includes all required testing and freezing bills for the first year. After that, you will have to pay around $150 to $300 annually for cryopreservation. However, you have to keep in mind that rates vary from country to country. It is cheaper to get your sperm in a sperm bank in countries such as India.
Will All Your Sperm Survive?
Please do keep in mind that a percentage of the sperm that you will be donating is not going to survive during the freezing process. The survival rate for the sperm is different for every single person. This means that you might have a better chance while the others might have a lower chance of getting their sperm in good conditions.
Who Should Try Sperm Freezing?
Doctors suggest that any person between the ages of 18 and 25 should freeze their sperm considering that you never know what the future holds and what type of environment you could be exposed to.
Other than that, if you are in the following situations, you want to consider freezing your sperm:
- If you are beginning testosterone replacement therapy
- Couples that are undergoing IVF (In-Vitro-Fertilization)
- Couples undergoing fertility treatments
- People with low sperm counts
Please do remember, the information we listed above was listed after carrying out thorough research on the internet. In case any of the information that we listed above is wrong or needs to be updated, please do let us know so we can make updates and changes right away.