Sperm washing is a form of sperm preparation that is required prior Spermto IUI or IVF because it removes chemicals from the semen, which may cause adverse reactions in the uterus. During the sperm washing process, the sperms are separated from the seminal fluid. This procedure enhances the fertilizing capacity of the sperm and is therefore recommended in cases with immune system disorders, male-factor or in unexplained infertility. After extracting the motile sperms, they are inseminated into the female partner at the time of her ovulation. This is the time when the chances of her getting pregnant are high during IUI or IVF treatments. This process allows your partner’s sperm a better chance for survival and fertilization. The technique is very highly specialized.
This procedure is also known as ‘Cryopreservation’ where sperms Sperm-washingof a male partner can be preserved for several years by storing them at -196°C, in liquid nitrogen, after adding cryoprotectants to prevent the sperm from damage in this extreme temperature. Sperm banking can also be undertaken by men who wish to cryopreserve or freeze their sperms to retain their fertility prior to undergoing a vasectomy or cancer treatment. This service is also indicated for men who are at risk of compromising their fertility because of their occupation and for men having difficulty with ejaculation or erection or other medical disorders. These frozen sperms can be made to come alive and used for fertilization with the female’s egg at a later desirable point of time.