Sperm & Embryo Cryopreservation
The period of the 1980s opened a new era in the scientific practices of cryopreservation. Cryopreservation was initially a system of preserving biological tissues, cells, and other components by cooling them at a very low temperature. With innovation in the fertility science, cryopreservation is currently a technique that facilitates the preservation of embryos, sperms, or oocytes for future use.
Basically, cryopreservation of sperm in India is believed to lower the chances of birth defects in babies conceived with the help of thawed sperms.
Reasons for Sperm Cryopreservation
- Medical conditions like cancer or treatments that may affect sperm quality or production.
- In case a male partner will be away during the period of insemination.
- Predicted male infertility
Embryo cryopreservation is in most cases performed when the number of quality eggs available exceeds the number required for transferring into a woman’s womb for implantation. Whether required for future use by the couple or donation purposes, embryo cryopreservation is a breakthrough technique that combats infertility.
Oocyte cryopreservation is a procedure by which the acquired eggs are stored at very low temperatures for future use. Just like males, female eggs can also be stored to prevent future infertility that may occur due to age, treatments, or other conditions.
Normally, a woman will initially undergo ovarian stimulation to attain more eggs for cryopreservation. These eggs are then surgically retrieved through a minimally invasive procedure. At times, a woman can also provide her eggs for donation in case available after conception.
Cryopreservation cost in India
Basically, the period for which you intend to cryopreserve your sperms, eggs, or embryos determines the cost required. The cryopreservation of sperm cost in India as well that of embryos and oocytes is expected to extend to 1 lakh in a period of 2 years.
The Cryopreservation technique has somehow shown lessened chances of birth defects in newly born babies.