STEPS IN PRESERVING SPERM
How does sperm collection work?
A patient who wants to preserve his fertility must make an appointment with the ovo cryo team, who will explain the procedure and offer him the necessary support.
During his appointment at the clinic, the patient will be given information about sperm preservation methods and the use of his sperm. He will be asked to sign a consent form outlining the terms of preservation. We will ask him to undergo blood tests (hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, syphilis) prior to freezing his sperm.
Performing the sperm retrieval
The sperm is collected by masturbation in a room provided for this purpose and then sent to the laboratory. Time permitting, the patient should abstain from sexual activity for 2-3 days prior to the retrieval. It is also recommended that the patient deposit several sperm samples in order to build up a sufficient reserve, again, time permitting.
In the event sperm collection is impossible or in certain specific cases (spinal injury, paraplegia, ineffectual masturbation), sperm collection techniques, such as vibrating massage or electrostimulation, can be used.