Sperm freezing is available to anyone looking to preserve their fertility, for whatever reason. You might have your sperm frozen:
Generally, we’ll freeze sperm that you’ve provided us with in a semen sample, but we can also collect it surgically.
If you want to freeze your sperm we’ll test you for HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B. Once collected, we’ll analyse the sample, divide it into small batches and transfer it into vials or straws containing a special solution, which will protect it during the freezing process and during storage. We then freeze and store the sperm in liquid nitrogen.
Sperm can be frozen and stored for as long as your storage consent allows. That’s usually up to ten years, but may be longer depending on why you’re freezing your sperm. The HFEA regulates storage and dictates that you consent to the storage of your sperm and its future use, so your consent can be changed or withdrawn whenever you like.