Clinical Use of Human Semen after Long-Term Storage

  • Stanley Friedman


The single pregnancy, following insemination of human semen which had been frozen and stored for 10 years, is often cited to indicate that such long-term storage is efficacious. To my knowledge, however, there is no published data concerning the clinical and practical aspects of long-term storage of human sperm. With an anticipated proliferation of semen banks, and an anticipated increase in the number of men having vasectomies, it is important to gather whatever information is currently available about long-term storage of human semen. With this information, some predictions may be made about the clinical usefulness of this technic, problems attendant to it may be identified, and avenues of research to ameliorate such problems may be suggested.


Artificial Insemination Human Sperm Human Semen Count Motility Anticipate Increase 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley Friedman
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  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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