6. Sperm & Embryo freezing

Sperm cells have been frozen and thawed successfully for more than 40 years. By storing your sperm, you may be able to use them for treatment in the future either in artificial insemination or other fertility treatments.

You may want to discuss freezing your sperm with clinician if:

• you are facing medical treatment that may affect your fertility, for example, some forms of cancer treatment

• you have a low sperm count or are producing sperm that are deteriorating in quality over time

• you have difficulty in producing a sample on the day of fertility treatment

• Couples who have many good quality embryos can have the embryo stored for possible future attempts to conceive.

• A woman in a relationship about to undergo medical treatment that may make her infertile in the future can have embryos frozen before the treatment to give her the chance of having children with her current partner, at a later date.

• Patients who have had egg collected for IVF or ICSI treatment and who have been advised not to go ahead with a fresh embryo transfer can have their embryos frozen for use in treatment at a later date especially in case of OHSS(Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome).