Sperm freezing or sperm cryopreservation is a preservation technique that has been used for more than 75 years for use in assisted reproductive treatment, such as artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization.
The process is relatively simple: the semen sample that the patient takes in the laboratory through masturbation is collected and a treatment is given to preserve the sperm prepared to be fertilized.
Sperm freezing or sperm cryopreservation is recommended in the following cases:
In addition to these cases, athletes or people with high-risk work, for example those who are exposed to pesticides, environmental toxins, lead or radiation, which in addition to having a risk of affecting their fertility, can damage the quality of sperm.
Before submitting the patient to the procedure, the specialist requests blood tests to rule out the presence of diseases such as HIV, hepatitis, herpes, among others; In addition, a semen sample is often required to analyze sperm motility, sperm count, and other factors.
Before the procedure, the patient must have 3 to 4 days of sexual abstinence to have a good amount of semen and good quality sperm; Longer abstinence is not recommended as it may increase the number of immobile sperm.
A frozen sperm sample suffers some mobility impairment, however this is not significant (especially in cases of in vitro fertilization) and the loss is based on individual differences. However, current techniques seek to obtain samples with better quality even in prolonged storage times.
Therefore, after the freezing and thawing of a semen sample, a count of more than 10 million motile sperm can be obtained, ready to be used in reproduction treatments.
In the United States, the price of freezing sperm can exceed a thousand dollars between consultations, clinical tests and the cryopreservation process; However, the alternative of going to Tijuana, Mexico, a city known as the capital of medical tourism, is increasingly profitable as it finds treatments up to 3 times cheaper than in the US, but with equally trained specialists and in clinics with cutting edge technology.
The Fertility Center is the alternative you are looking for high quality assisted reproduction treatments, with successful results in our patients and at a more affordable price than in the USA. Schedule an assessment appointment and check it out yourself.
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