Sperm Cryopreservation

What is Oocyte cryopreservation?

It involves freezing of ejaculated sperm. The sample is generally frozen in multiple vials. The number of vials depend on quality of semen sample. The quality of semen sample is assessed by number, movement and shape of sperm. In case semen sample shows inadequate number of sperms, patient is asked to come again for repeat samples. Some cancers affect the sperm count and hence, one sample may not be enough for freezing Generally, 5 to 6 vials of semen sample are recommended to be frozen before they start their chemotherapy treatment.. So, sometimes the patient is asked to come multiple times to preserve adequate amount of sperm samples. This is only recommended if there is time available before the start of cancer treatment. If ejaculatory sample is not possible, then electro ejaculation or testicular extraction of semen sample is rcommended for freezing .

There are some cancers where the risk is more such as high-grade Hodgkin’s lymphoma, testicular tumours. Please speak to your doctor if you need more information on freezing or preserving your fertility before your cancer treatment.

Dr. Puneet Arora is one of the best infertility specialists in Gurugram, India with a successful career of more than 20 years. Dr. Puneet is an expert in this field and is one of the best IVF specialist and Gynecologist in Delhi/NCR. – She may explain more about Blastocyst in case you wish to discuss further.