IVF/ICSI, is a method of fertilization that takes place outside the body and in a laboratory dish
A technique for storing sperm at freezing temperature at –196 degree Celsius. Sperm can be stored for long by dehydrating cells to reduce ice crystal formation while temperature reduces to –196 degree Celsius as ice crystals formation can damage sperm.
Sperm freezing process starts by adding cryoprotectant into sperm cells and then reduce the temperature rapidly (rapid freezing). The sperm will be stored in liquid nitrogen at -196 degrees Celsius.
- Patients who need fertility treatment but unable to attend the hospital on the day of treatment or those with difficulties in sperm collection or have small amount of sperm
- Patients who are undergoing sterilization but may wish to have fertility preservation for the future
- Patients who are being treated for cancer by radiation or chemotherapy which affects sperm production.