Everything You Need to Know About Freezing Sperm | Parents
Turns out that men have biological clocks too, and, therefore, also experience an age-related decline in fertility. Specifically, as men age, sperm count and motility decline, making it more difficult for fertilization to occur. And, unfortunately, the DNA integrity of sperm also decreases with age, which can increase the chance that you will pass on genetic mutations to your offspring, leading to developmental problems like autism and schizophrenia. But while fertility is sometimes lost on the young, the rewards of parenting are not. So, if you are in your 20s or 30s, and becoming a father is on your bucket list, but somewhere near the bottom of that list, freezing your sperm might be the way to go. Scientific advancements have made sperm freezing — also called sperm banking — an effective, convenient, and affordable way for men to preserve their fertility.
It's also used to store sperm so it can be used in someone else's treatment. Find out more about what sperm freezing involves and how long you can store your sperm for. Click to show and hide content What is sperm freezing? Donated sperm usually has to be quarantined for three or six months and screened for infections before it can be used by a recipient.