Sperm & Egg Freezing

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.

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