Sperm freezing and storage is the procedure whereby sperm cells are frozen to preserve them for future use. Sperm cells have been frozen and thawed successfully for more than 40 years. By using special technology and then keeping sperm in liquid nitrogen at minus 196C, it can be stored for many years while maintaining a reasonable quality.
Under the following conditions the sperm freezing is recommended, these may include:
Chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Certain types of pelvic or testicular surgery.
High-risk occupations or sports.
Diabetes, which may cause erectile difficulty.
Being away from home on day of assisted reproductive treatment