What is it egg vitrification?
The Semen vitrification consists of freezing semen samples for those men who seek to postpone their paternity or will undergo a treatment that compromises the quality of their sperm.
Why should you do it?
There are different reasons why this procedure is recommended, the main ones are:
- You have a disease that may affect your fertility.
- If you need to undergo treatment to fight cancer or another disease that may affect your sperm quality.
- Or if you want to preserve your sperm for future use.
The first step in vitrification is to take a semen sample and examine it to make sure it is in the best condition. Then cryoprotective substances are added so that the sperm survive the freezing process. The seminal sample is divided into small portions and the temperature decreases until it reaches -196°C. Finally, it is stored for as long as necessary and to achieve a pregnancy with vitrified semen it is necessary to undergo In Vitro Fertilization. or Artificial Insemination.