Sperm banking, also known as male fertility preservation or cryopreservation, is the process of freezing sperm to be used at another time. There are many reasons why men choose to preserve their fertility, including a recent cancer diagnosis (oncofertility), having a high-risk career or hobby, an upcoming vasectomy, or age-related concerns.
Do men need to worry about aging and fertility?
Although many people believe that age only affects female fertility, aging can also have an impact on male fertility. As men get older, their sperm quality diminishes over time, which can make it increasingly difficult to achieve a pregnancy. Poor sperm quality can also eventually lead to health problems for the baby, as well as a higher risk for miscarriage.
Sperm banking eliminates these concerns by allowing men to freeze their sperm when it is at its most healthy. Sperm can be frozen and stored safely for a considerable amount of time before being thawed and used in IVF or IUI.
How does sperm banking work?
The sperm banking process begins with the male patient providing a semen sample, typically through masturbation. If the patient is unable to provide the sample for any reason, semen samples can also be retrieved medically. A licensed andrology lab will then analyze the sample and freeze it. Samples are stored in cryogenic tanks filled with liquid nitrogen. Because of the liquid nitrogen, these tanks do not require a power source to maintain the necessary temperature to protect their contents. These tanks are monitored continuously to ensure proper functioning.
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Choosing RMA of New York at CareMount for Sperm Banking
Since 2001, RMA of New York has successfully facilitated the births of thousands of healthy babies for patients across the New York City metro area and beyond. By combining RMA of New York’s world-renowned expertise in reproductive care with CareMount’s long-standing commitment to delivering local exceptional care, we’re able to offer that same personalized, state-of-the-art fertility care right in your Hudson Valley neighborhood. We provide the expertise, technology, research, resources, and compassion needed to help ensure your future family is in the best of hands. No matter the path needed to complete your family-building goals, you can count on our team to be in your corner every step of the way.
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