Cryopreservation is an "insurance policy" in case your reversal doesn't yield perfect results.
You might be wondering, if I have the procedure done, why can't we just do things naturally?
Cryopreserving sperm after a vasectomy reversal is a proactive measure to safeguard the possibility of future fertility. Cryopreservation may be recommended for a few reasons:
Uncertainty of Success: While vasectomy reversal procedures have a reasonably high success rate in restoring sperm flow, there's no guarantee that fertility will be fully restored. The success of the reversal may depend on factors such as the length of time since the original vasectomy, the type of vasectomy, and individual health. Cryopreserving sperm after the reversal ensures that viable sperm is available if the procedure doesn't achieve the desired outcome.
Backup Plan: Cryopreserved sperm acts as a backup plan. If the vasectomy reversal is successful, and fertility is fully restored, the preserved sperm may not be needed. However, if the reversal is unsuccessful or if there are complications, the cryopreserved sperm can be used for fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) to achieve pregnancy.
Age-related Concerns: Sometimes, couples or individuals undergoing a vasectomy reversal might be concerned about their age and the potential decline in fertility over time. Cryopreserving sperm soon after the procedure can preserve the quality and viability of sperm, providing a better chance for successful pregnancies later in life.
Cryopreserving sperm provides a safety net, giving individuals or couples more control over their future fertility options in case the reversal procedure doesn't result in the desired outcome. Consider it peace of mind with more flexibility in planning parenthood.
Save a sample from the comfort of home. It's possible with Fellow.
When it comes to cryopreserving your sample, the quality and safety of your stored sperm is imperative. We have partnered with Fellow to provide our patients with a clinical-quality collection + storage experience, ensuring that our cryopreservation offering is as robust and secure as possible.
Collect a sample, mail it in, and you're good to go. It's that simple.
Cryopreservation is no longer a futuristic concept we only see in movies. Modern medical advancement has made this once-complex and expensive endeavor much more accessible to everyone.
- Safe shipping maintains viability.
Fellows' patent-pending kit is designed to keep your sample in optimal condition as it travels back to the lab. Each kit is temperature-controlled and contains a preservation solution that extends the life of your sample.
- Analysis is always included.
Your sample will be tested for concentration, count, motility, and morphology. This is valuable data if you plan to use your stored sperm.
- Fertility preservation.
Sperm gradually degrades with age, and can be greatly affected by your health and lifestyle. Preserving your swimmers now can increase the chances of fertilization in the future.
Security is a priority.
Fellow is the only mail-in semen analysis and cryopreservation company to own and operate a CLIA-certified lab and be registered with the FDA.
The lab is locked 24/7 and is equipped with video surveillance to ensure your sample is safe. Your sample is deidentified and can only be removed with your approval. Samples can be stored indefinitely and are ready for when you need it.
- It's easy to access your sample.
If you decide you are ready to use it for a fertility procedure, Fellow will coordinate delivery with the clinic you choose.