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Cryopreservation of Sperm

Human spermatozoa have been successfully frozen since 1953. Sperm, in general, can be frozen indefinitely. Indications for freezing sperm include:

  1. Preservation of reproductive potential before chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery
  2. Availability of spermatozoa at the time required for infertility treatment, absence of male partner, performance anxiety, previous poor semen at on-demand occasions
  3. Storage of sperm before vasectomy
  4. Preservation of spermatozoa after surgical intervention to obtain sperm, i.e. microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration or testicular sperm extraction in cases of azoospermia

Successful cryopreservation is dependent on the quality of semen cryopreserved. In general, high counts with good motility freeze well with acceptable rates of sperm recovery following thawing. Semen of poor initial quality may render very few sperm with thawing, such that ICSI in vitro fertilization may be the only realistic option of using that semen.

If cryopreservation of semen is employed for donor use, a strict protocol including screening for transmissible diseases including AIDS and hepatitis and an appropriate quarantine period is mandatory.

Care, Cost, Convenience

Infertility is a 7 day a week process. The Downtown Jacksonville center is open 7 days a week. Jacksonville and Daytona office hours are 7am – 4pm.
JACKSONVILLE

Jacksonville Downtown »
836 Prudential Dr, Ste 902
Jacksonville, FL 32207
904-399-5620

Jacksonville South »
14540 Old St. Augustine Rd, Ste 2503
Jacksonville, FL 32258
904-262-5992

Jacksonville Beach »
1577 Roberts Dr, Ste 220
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
904-270-1135

DAYTONA BEACH

Halifax Medical Center
415 N Clyde Morris Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386-254-8211

TALLAHASSEE, FL

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital »
1401 Centerville Road, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308
1-800-556-5620

Tallahassee, FL »
2623 Centennial Blvd., Suite 101
Tallahassee, FL 32308
1-800-556-5620

SOUTH GEORGIA

Valdosta, GA »
220 Northside Drive
Valdosta, GA 31602
1-800-556-5620

Thomasville, GA »
918 South Broad Street
Thomasville, GA
1-800-556-5620

Brunswick, GA »
3025 Shrine Road, Suite 190
Brunswick, GA 31520
1-800-556-5620

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