Sperm Freezing

41 clinic(s) offering Sperm Freezing & Storage treatment in 26 countries
Sperm Freezing
Fertility Center in San Diego Verified

Situated on the stunning Pacific Coast of California, San Diego Fertility, strives to provide the most advanced IVF treatments available today. The leading fertility clinic in San Diego specializes in Japanese Minimal Stimulation IVF, also known as Mini IVF — a safe and cost-effective alternative to the high stimulation protocols universally performed throughout the United States.

WOW, Where do we start… My husband and I struggled with infertility issues for 5+ years. We had tried IUI for 4 months in our home state and sadly it never worked, in 2016 we decided to save and save some more to be able to afford IVF and a nice vacation for this process. Of course the first thing was to find the right place to travel to, and that’s when we came across this AMAZING CLINIC. LIV Fertility Center was our miracle path for us to start our family; first we researched the clinic, read reviews of people like us that went there chasing a dream just like we were. When we finally agreed to call and set up an appointment our first impression was beyond our expectations, Dr. Stetson and Dr. Flores got on a call with us right away, we explained what we were dealing with and it was instant that we felt like they understood us, they both answered our questions and doubts, and provided us with all the information needed to start our Journey, honestly we didn’t look anymore after talking to these two great doctors. We scheduled our visit, I am so thankful for Alonso, he was able to handle all of our questions after scheduling our visit and he dealt with me time after time before our arrival to the clinic, every time I emailed him, his response was so fast, I was never worried about getting a hold of them. The day finally came and we were so excited and so nervous, but it all went so smoothly, we got so close to the people that we met at LIV, starting with the Doctors again, Dr. Stetson and Dr. Flores were so welcoming, I was lucky enough to start our stimulation shots that very same day of our visit, Our nurses were INCREDIBLE ELI and ANITA were such sweet ladies, Eli walked my husband through the procedure of taking the shots so that he could do them for me back at the hotel on the days we were not at the clinic, Both Eli and Anita always made me feel so comfortable, they were both so caring and gentle. Esther and Vanessa were also a great asset, coming into the clinic felt like family were there expecting us, these two girls make it so easy for you to come in and they welcome you with a smile each time, they would constantly ask how we were doing and feeling. Karlita which is the lab director would email us every day on the process of our embryos, every step at LIV was being followed with such care and priority, not once did I have to check in with them because they were keeping us update every time, Our Transfer was done by Dr. Velez and Dr. Stetson. I felt so comfortable both on the day of retrieval and day of transfer, I felt safe, and these Doctors did everything in their power to make us feel like this. My favorite part of all was Dr. Stetson being able to respond to my texts with any concern or question I had, this was throughout the process and after we came back home, this really made us feel so cared for, We cannot Thank Liv enough for the amazing help they provided us with. We strongly encourage anyone struggling with infertility to give them a chance to be part of your journey; I feel like God put them in our path, they are a bunch of professionals that felt like a family, Wish we could give them more then 5 stars on this review. We just got our first positive blood test, so THANK YOU LIV, THANK YOU for helping our dream come to a reality. With Love... Lizeth & Ivan ♡
March 2017
When my husband and I started researching clinics we were mostly looking at data: success rates, costs, staff experience, etc. The LIV Clinic has all of those things, but they also have a staff that makes you feel like family. The hospitality and genuine concern of the entire staff is invaluable. Knowing they are there to help every step of the way makes the journey much easier. What we discovered was that the measurable things were what made all the difference. Thank you LIV for our wonderful experience, we are blessed to have found you. You have forever changed our lives for the better.
March 2017
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LIV Fertility Center Verified

We LIV to get you to a place you LOVE. To contact our team, please call: English +1 (855)-534-5340 | Spanish +1 (855)-534-5342 | Local +52 (322)-297-2077 At LIV, our fertility specialists are some of the most renowned experts in the field. Our center believes in a team approach to fertility treatment. We trust in our multiple and complimentary medical disciplines to lead you on your journey to pregnancy success. Our goal is to provide you affordable and safe fertility care in Mexico, saving you nearly 50 percent when compared to United States and Canada. Both inside and outside of the center, LIV gives you the confidence to explore and enjoy an intimate experience in Puerto Vallarta.

I can't recommend Imer Reproduccion Humana enough. For the past three years my wife and I have been trying to have a child to no avail. Needless to say, without fertility treatments our chances of having a child were slim. On the US side the prices for fertility were more than I could afford. After further research I found Imer fertility center in Tijuana. From the very beginning the staff was very professional, explaining in detail the process my wife and I would go through. After setting up an initial appointment I saw the fertility center and met the staff. I was pleased to see how clean the facility is and how courteous the people are, especially our Dr. Sandra Y. Orendain who could communicate in English and Spanish and genuinely seemed to love her job and helping couples. Once we had ample information, my wife and I proceeded with treatment. From the moment treatment began patience was a requirement. Fertility treatments greatly increased our odds to conceive but it wasn't 100% guaranteed. The facility center is in Tijuana which meant going back and forth from the US to Mexico over and over. Everything tack together would get stressful which is where patience and resolve come in but my wife an I were determined to see it through After the fertility treatments were over, we were thrilled beyond belief to hear my wife was pregnant. I can't describe how happy we were to see our baby for the first time in the ultrasound. My life now consist of cleaning 6 dirty diapers minimum a day, sleeping 2 to 6 hours a night and I couldn't be happier. We have a beautiful baby boy and I can't thank Dr Sandra and her staff enough for our little miracle. I highly recommend to anyone having difficulty conceiving children to set up a consultation and see for yourself. You'll be thankful you did in 9 months. With Love and endless thanks
May 2016
IMER Reproduccion Humana is a clinic who really cares and helps you achieve your dream of becoming parents. Dr. Sandra Orendain is a wonderful Doctor, she is very professional, caring, and really cares about her patients needs and concerns. From the first time I went to the clinic I felt comfortable the staff was very kind and caring. Gisela who is the clinics coordinator was so wonderful from day one, I kept in contact with her through out my whole IVF process and she never left a questioned that I had unanswered she was very helpful! My IVF journey with IMER clinic was a first time success thank you to Dr. Sandra Orendain for making our dreams come true of becoming parents and the staff who helped me and my husband thank you so much because of you we were blessed with baby twins.
October 2015
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Tijuana Infertility Clinic Verified

Tijuana Infertility Clinic is made up of a qualified medical team and IVF professionals who offer highly specialized areas in the study diagnosis and treatment of infertility for males and females.

Absolutely the best clinic and staff. I was there in 2016, nervous and hesitant but dove in and don't regret it one bit and have twins as a result on the first attempt, very pleased, staff were extremely professional, helpful and caring and the doctors outstanding, followed their protocol to the letter....very happy...highly recommend the clinic..
September 2017
Being and older patient of 53 I went to Irega Cancun looking to find a egg donor and have IVF performed. I was pleasantly surprised that everything went off as explained and planned and now at 54 I am due to give birth this September. We enjoyed the stay in Cancun made a vacation out of it and fulfilled our dream all in 14 days, I would recommend Tori and the team there to anyone looking to have a baby!
August 2017
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Irega Cancun Verified

To contact our team
please call: 011-521-998-802-1515
Irega Cancun is home to a professional team of fertility care experts who are passionate about making your dreams of having a baby come true and we guarantee it with our IVF Guarantee program.

A terrible experience. We didn´t investigate them before going there. After a legal battle we got our money back. Be very careful !.
November 2012
It was extremely sad for me and my wife.This is because the whole thing failed after spending a fortune.It was a big moment of emotional challenge for us.However we are planning to give it a second shot but i wonder if i would get any kind of discount
August 2012
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Panama IVF Verified

Our doors are open to provide an excellent service to our IVF patients in conjunction with the highest standards of international quality with Panama IVF.

Sperm Freezing Overview

Most infertility clinics offer sperm freezing (sperm cryopreservation) as an additional infertility treatment for their patients. This is a relatively straightforward procedure that may be required in combination with other treatments such as IVF with ICSI (microinjection) or Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI).

 

One of the main benefits of sperm freezing is that it can be thawed as it is required. This is particularly useful when a couple is trying to orchestrate a fertility procedure that requires both of them and careful timing. There is no limit on how long sperm can be frozen.

 

It also allows couples multiple opportunities for fertilization without going through the sperm retrieval process again. Microdissection TESE, percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA) and testicular sperm aspiration (TESA) are all surgical procedures that men need to undergo in order to obtain sperm that is not present in the ejaculate.

 

If the sperm was obtained naturally before being frozen, it may decrease in quality after it is thawed. Some sperm cells are damaged during the freezing process or simply do not survive it. If the sperm was obtained surgically, the quality will depend on the type of sperm that was retrieved. For example, epididymal sperm is good but testicular sperm tend to decrease in motility after being thawed.

 

You must actively communicate with the clinic so they can notify you when your storage period is coming to an end or if there are any other issues. In most cases, they will destroy your frozen sperm if they cannot reach you in the appropriate time.

 

The sperm freezing procedure has a number of stages. These will be explained to you by your doctor or infertility specialist so you understand each step of the way. The procedure does not change depending on the quality or quantity of the sperm and the thawing process is also universal.

 

The cost of sperm freezing varies from place to place. Certain related expenses are included in the total (infection screening, lab analysis of sperm sample, storage for the first year) while others are not (additional tests or treatments, storage of the sample after the first year). The cost of sperm freezing abroad is often cheaper than it is in countries such as the United States or United Kingdom.

 

A Good Candidate for Sperm Freezing

· A man who is going to undergo a type of medical treatment that will affect his fertility, for example, chemotherapy and radiation therapy

· A man who needs to take medication that will adversely affect his fertility, for example, steroids and antihypertensive

· A good candidate for sperm freezing would be a man who is about to undergo a vasectomy. This way he can still have children at a later date.

· A man who has a low sperm count or unhealthy sperm and whose sperm is decreasing in quantity and quality over time

· Someone who is unable to produce a sample of sperm on the day that it is required. This may be because he has trouble doing it on demand or a schedule that prevents him from providing a fresh sample when it is needed

· A man who has recently undergone a vasectomy reversal may be a good candidate for sperm freezing. This is because there is a chance that the reattached sperm ducts will scar and become blocked over time

· Men who work in high risk occupations but who still want to have children. They may be in the police force or military so serious injury or death is an event they would have to seriously consider. Special posthumous consent forms will have to be filled out before the sperm freezing is carried out.

· Men with a family history of premature andropause (male menopause). Andropause is associated with a decrease in the production of testosterone and as a result, sperm cells.

· Some men are away from home for long periods of time. Their wives or partners may desire fertility treatment during this time.

Sperm Freezing Procedure

The sperm freezing procedure (sperm cryopreservation) involves a number of steps. These may take a few days or a few weeks to complete depending on where you go.

 

The first thing you need to do is have a consultation with a doctor or infertility specialist who will explain the sperm freezing procedure. You will then endure a blood test to check for any infectious diseases. These include HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. A genetic screening test is also used to check for any genetic disorders.

 

Once these are clear, you will produce a sample of fresh sperm (3-5 days after your last ejaculation) which will be analyzed for various characteristics such as motility, morphology and count.

 

Typically, men are able to produce sperm at the clinic without extra assistance. There are, however, a variety of collection techniques that can be employed if necessary, at home or at the clinic ( penile vibratory stimulation (PVS), collection condom).

 

If you need to undergo sperm retrieval procedures such as Microdissection TESE, percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA) or testicular sperm aspiration (TESA), the sperm will be obtained, processed and then frozen.

 

Your sperm will be washed to ensure that only the most motile sperm are preserved. To inhibit the sperm cells from developing frostbite during the sperm freezing procedure, a special solution will be added to them after the washing.

 

Sperm cells are frozen and stored in glass or plastic tubes that look like straws or vials. They will be kept in liquid nitrogen at -196 degrees Celsius. When you are ready to use the sperm, it will slowly be thawed at room temperature a few hours before the fertilization procedure you and your partner have decided on.

 

Although it is not guaranteed that any sperm sample (frozen or fresh) will lead to a pregnancy, most people find that the overall success rate of using frozen sperm is much the same as the success rate of using fresh sperm. Children born as a result of sperm freezing have not shown to have a higher rate of birth defects, nor have any long term effects been identified.