Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics

, Volume 34, Issue 10, pp 1271–1276 | Cite as

Sperm parameters that play a major role in the assessment of semen quality after cryopreservation

  • A. Palomar RiosEmail author
  • I. Molina Botella

Semen cryopreservation is the only available method to preserve the fertility in young and adult men. Semen freezing is the first line option for the group of patients in which fertility preservation is required. Conventional slow freezing of spermatozoa is commonly used for cryopreservation of both ejaculated and surgically retrieved spermatozoa for preservation of fertility before cancer treatment, in severe male factor infertility (obstructive azoospermia) and for establishment of donor banks. Cryopreservation of spermatozoa is therefore an important part of a successful assisted reproductive technology program.

Sperm cryopreservation should be considered in cases of azoospermia so repeated surgical sperm retrieval techniques are avoided; also, regarding male patients who present impaired semen parameters, sperm cryopreservation is indicated to prevent the risk of azoospermia [1]. In addition, fertility preservation is a major concern for male cancer patients who are undergoing...


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Assisted Reproduction UnitValenciaSpain

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