Sperm Preservation

Putting aside sperm for preservation will ensure the possibility of fathering a child at some point in the future.

Sperm Cryopreservation

Why should I preserve sperm?

Whether you’re planning to have a vasectomy, are undergoing adverse medical treatment or a testis biopsy, facing a long-term illness, experiencing stress, approaching the senior years of your life, or facing a situation where contact with your partner during fertile periods is limited – putting aside sperm for preservation as an option to secure your future reproductive ability.

If your partner is engaging in fertility treatments that require artificial assistance, you will need to have your sperm preserved for use during insemination procedures.

At Androcryos we service those who wish to have sperm frozen and stored as a way of preserving their genetic future, allowing them to consider reproductive procedures in the future.

At Androcryos we service those who wish to have sperm frozen and stored as a way of preserving their genetic future, allowing them to consider having children at some point in the future.

What is a vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a fairly permanent surgical procedure that cuts and ties off the testicular tubes that carry sperm from the testes into the penis during ejaculation. Doctors will advise their patients on the permanent sterilisation effect of the procedure, and recommend they set aside sperm for cryogenic preservation in case they decide to have children one day.

Reducing the risk of HIV transference

Men who are HIV-positive can also contemplate sperm preservation as a way of eliminating the HIV virus from their sperm sample. Once cleared, artificial insemination procedures are used to impregnate your partner.

Collection & preservation

Collecting and preserving sperm is an easy and simple process, and is stored for as long as is agreed upon. 

Ownership

Men who deposit sperm at places like Androcryos, are the sole owners of their sperm. The ownership of sperm can only be transferred to a partner through a Last Will and Testament. Or if indicated in the Sperm Preservation Request.

 

Contact us If you are interested in sperm preservation, please contact us at life@androcryos.co.za 

CONTACTS

life@androcryos.co.za

Men or couples interested in sperm preservation.

DOWNLOADS

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destruction-authorisation.pdf
For the authorisation of the destruction of human biological material by its owner.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I have to generate the sperm specimen at your premises? Yes, this is not negotiable as it ensures traceability and confirms the origin of the donated sperm.
How do you collect the sperm? Specimen is produced through masturbation. The ejaculate is collected in a sterile specimen cup.
Why would I want to preserve sperm? Men and couples face a wide range of reasons why the natural route for conceiving a child is problematic. In these cases, and for the sake of posterity, many men will have their sperm cryogenically frozen and preserved.
I have been diagnosed with cancer, can I still have children? Sperm should be put in a cryobank prior to receiving chemo treatment. Chemotherapy negatively impacts sperm viability. If you’ve already started treatment, a viability test can be done in order to ascertain potential damage.
What is a normal sperm count? 20 – 150 million sperm per millilitre.
For how long can sperm be frozen? In excess of 20 years, depending on the storage techniques used.
On what basis are biological specimens destroyed? Specimens will only be destroyed when: signed specimen destruction notice is received by our facility, or on receipt of a death certificate.