Fertility Preservation

Freezing of sperm and eggs is a very efficient way by which men and women can make sure that they are able to preserve their fertility. Sperm and Egg Freezing can also be considered for individuals who plan to delay becoming parents or who are planning to undergo certain medical procedures that can have effects of any kind on their fertility. At Health Plus, Sperm and Egg Freezing are available at our facility.

Egg Freezing

As a woman grows older, the quality and the number of her eggs starts to decrease gradually until she turns 35. After the age of 35, the rate of quality decreases more rapidly. As the quality and the number of the egg reduces, the chances of becoming pregnant are low and the risk of having a miscarriage or having a child with a genetic abnormality starts to increase.

The age of a woman also affects the ability of her reproductive organs to carry a pregnancy. Egg freezing gives you the ability to take control and to be able to choose when you want to get pregnant.

Steps involved in Egg Freezing

  • Ovarian Stimulation: The ovaries are stimulated with fertility medications and “trigger” shot to cause the maturation of eggs within the timeframe that is required.
  • Egg Retrieval: The eggs are then collected using a thin needle that is guided by ultrasound. This is done with a minor procedure, and the eggs are then frozen.
  • Future IVF Cycle: The eggs are then thawed and fertilized by ICSI when you are ready to get pregnant.

You can book an appointment with Health Plus if you are interested in freezing your eggs.

Sperm Freezing

Sperm freezing is a method by which men can keep their sperm for use in the future. This is usually common in men who want to preserve their fertility when they are about to go for a cancer treatment or are on a medication that could cause the quality of their sperm to reduce. The sperm to be stored can be collected from natural ejaculation, TESA, or Micro TESE.

Steps involved in the Sperm Freezing

  • Semen Collection: The semen is collected at the facility or may be brought from home as long as it is kept at room temperature during that time. The ideal abstinence prior to semen collection is 2-7 days.
  • Semen Analysis: The semen is then analyzed to determine the sperm count, motility, and morphology.
  • Sperm Freezing: The sperms are frozen by the method of vitrification and stored for future use.
  • Future IVF or IUI cycle: When you are ready to become a parent, the sperm is thawed and used for IUI or the IVF-ICSI technique.

If you are considering freezing your sperm, you can reach out to Health Plus for enquiries and appointment bookings.