The clinics providing Sperm Freezing are listed below. Contact them today to get a quote, make an appointment or have an online consultation.
Our practice is committed to personalized and compassionate patient care. Dr Abbasi offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of infertility and reproductive endocrinology disorders with her years of experience in the field.
- Languages: English, French, Urdu
- Additional Services: Local Accommodation Assistance, Translator Services
The Mexican Institute of Infertility is a multi-disciplinary establishment for men and women experiencing difficulties with reproduction.
- Testimonial: " thank you so much for the memorable experience " MJ
- Languages: Spanish, English
- Additional Services: Airport Transfers, Hotel to Clinic Transfers, Nutrition Counseling
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.
- Testimonial: " This whole experience has been incredible, we are so happy. " M & A Jenkins
- Languages: Spanish, English
- Additional Services: Airport Transfers, Translator Services
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.
- Languages: Spanish, English
- Additional Services: Airport Transfers, Hotel to Clinic Transfers, Local Accommodation Assistance
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.
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Additional Services: Airport pickup, , Local Accommodation Assistance, Translator Services
The globally recognized Colombian Center for Fertility and Sterility (CECOLFES) offers couples the opportunity to identify and solve the problems encountered in having children.
- Testimonial: " Fantastic! My husband and I tried InVitro in the US and spent entirely too much money and did not get pregnant. " dukiemud
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Additional Services: Hotel Reservations, Local Accommodation Assistance, Airport Transfers
UKCFA offers a wide range of infertility treatments tailored to meet your needs and make you feel enlightened on your journey to Parenthood. We are run by UK’s leading IVF Fertility Consultants with a unique partnership with Cyprus IVF Centre (CIC) in Famagusta.
- Testimonial: " Our twin boys were born on 1 February. Both are very well and healthy, though I feel like I have been run over by a truck, whilst my husband is completely besotted. "
- Languages: English
- Additional Services: Local Accommodation Assistance, Translator Services, Hotel to Clinic Transfers
A professional and experienced team in Assisted Reproduction whose aim is to provide you the maximum quality with regard to diagnostic and fertility treatment.
- Languages: Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian, Czech, German
- Additional Services: Hotel Reservations
Spain is famous in the world for infertility and reproductive medicine technologies, and Ginemed is no exception. Ginemed is home away from home for foreign patients seeking quality and affordable fertility options. From its precise quality control procedures, extensive egg donor databases, Ginemed is leading the reproductive technologies and research in the field of fertility in Seville and Spain. Italians, French, and British among other foreign patients are quite familiar with traveling to Ginemed to receive egg donation and IVF treatments in Seville.
- Testimonial: " treatment has worked first time. " Anonymous
- Languages: Arabic, Italian, French, Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Russian, Spanish
- Additional Services: Airport Transfers, Hotel Reservations, Flight Booking Assistance, Hotel to Clinic Transfers, Local Accommodation Assistance, Local Tours, Recuperation Services, Translator Services
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.
Cost of Sperm Freezing
The cost of sperm freezing is determined by two main factors: the preparation fees and the storage fees. The sperm freezing procedure is usually a set amount that may or may not include one year of free storage. Additional fees may depend on how long you need your frozen sperm to be stored.
Most fertility clinics offer up to 10 years of storage but can extend this if required. It is crucial to stay in touch with the clinic. The cost of sperm freezing ultimately depends on the location. Certain clinics are more expensive than others, there is a price difference between hospitals and private clinics and occasionally the location of a facility will add to the final cost. If you require infertility treatments such as Microdissection TESE or IVF with ICSI (microinjection), the cost of sperm freezing will be added to those totals.
The cost of sperm freezing in Western countries such as the United Kingdom or United States ranges from $400 to $1,200 excluding what you would have to pay for storage. This can get quite expensive if you end up having to go through the process again.
As a result, many couples are traveling abroad to take advantage of more affordable medical procedures. Fertility clinics in countries such as Mexico, the Ukraine, India and Spain offer a wide variety of treatments at very reasonable prices.
Even if you and/or your partner need to undergo a number of infertility treatments, you end up saving money by travelling abroad. The cost of sperm freezing, for example, ranges from $88 to $400 in the above mentioned countries. This is significantly less and also allows you to significantly save money and benefits your emotional state.
One of the main benefits of traveling for treatment is the chance to have a holiday at the same time. Infertility can be a very stressful experience for many couples and a relaxing vacation in an interesting location will help to ease some of the pressure.