Choose Cryopreservation If…
…you’ve been diagnosed with cancer
Before you or someone you love begin any form of cancer treatment, consult with your doctor about the risks of sterility or infertility.
Many common cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation may permanently affect your ability to father children. For over 30 years we have protected the future of cancer patients by cryopreserving and storing their sperm for future use. Even though treatment may have begun, many patients have been able to effectively store semen.
Thanks to recent advancements in infertility treatments, the successful use of sub standard semen specimens is a real possibility.
…you’re scheduled for testicular, prostate or similar surgery
The option to freeze and store semen prior to impending surgery may preserve a man’s reproductive capability.
…you’ve already had surgery and are going to have Chemotherapy or Radiation Therapy
The ability to cryopreserve your semen specimens between the time of surgery and the initial Chemo/Radiation therapy is most critical. CLI can arrange for the storage of semen specimens in this critical window, by either a personal appointment at our facility, or our unique Mail In Sperm Banking overnight collection kit.
With a Mail In Sperm Banking kit, you can send semen specimens to CLI from anywhere in the country – overnight, eliminating any treatment delay and making it easy to coordinate with your therapy schedule.
“Cryopreservation of semen should be offered to cancer patients irrespective of the type of disease.”
O. F. Pardon, M.D., et al.
Effects of cancer on spermatozoa quality after cryopreservation: a 12 year experience.
Fertility and Sterility, vol. 67, no. 2. February, 1997.
…you’re considering a vasectomy
Although vasectomy is a common method of birth control, many men prefer the peace of mind that comes from banking their semen prior to a vasectomy. This safeguard allows these men the possibility of satisfying future fertility needs.
…you’re involved in an Assisted Reproductive Technology procedure
By storing semen prior to IVF, GIFT, ICSI or similar procedure, the availability of the sperm sample at the critical time of the procedure is ensured.
…you’re not available when needed
When your sexually intimate partner wishes to continue with the couple’s reproductive plans and the husband’s schedule prohibits his availability, frozen semen specimens may be made available for insemination.
…you’re in a high-risk occupation
Many occupations put men at “high risk” of injury to their reproductive system and possible infertility. Sperm banking with CLI is an added measure of protecting the future of ….
- People who work with environmental pollutants
- Workers in X-ray or nuclear environments
- Firemen, policemen and construction workers who are prone to falls and other accidents which could result in testicular injury
- Men in military service
- Hockey players, soccer, basketball and football players run a particularly high risk of testicular injury which may impair fertility
…you’ve been diagnosed with oligozoospermia
Sperm banking may help treat men with oligozoospermia, or low sperm concentration. We concentrate the semen specimens, cryopreserve and store them. The specimens are then pooled by the physician to increase the probability of pregnancy.
“Cryopreservation should still be considered even in cases of decreased semen quality because today’s assisted reproductive technologies have resulted in pregnancies using very low numbers of sperm.”
Fertility after cancer treatment – a guide for patients.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 1995.
…you are going to begin hormone therapies that might compromise your fertility.
This may be the case for example, in gender transition.
If you would like more information about our services or would like to order a Priority Male- Mail In Sperm Banking Specimen Collection Kit, please call 1.800.466.2796.