Semen Banking in Mumbai

If you’re considering fatherhood in the future, we recommend speaking to our team about sperm freezing or banking. We can help you understand the potential benefits and answer any questions you may have.

What is Semen/Sperm Banking?

Semen or sperm banking is the process of collecting and storing semen for use in fertility treatments such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination. (IUI). It may also be used to preserve the sperm of men who are at risk of losing their fertility, such as men suffering from cancer or men considering a vasectomy. The procedure is simple and only takes a few minutes, but it requires special storage facilities known as sperm banks or in scientific terms Cryopreservation tanks. Donor Sperm banks in India are regulated by the government and must meet certain quality standards as per the recent ART act. 

Why do people choose Semen Banking?

There are many reasons for semen banking.  

“For some, it may be a way to ensure that they can have biological children later in life, Others may choose to bank sperm due to medical conditions that could affect their fertility, such as cancer or autoimmune conditions. Men with low sperm count as happens with Klinefelters Syndrome may also benefit from semen freezing for using their sperm at a later date,” explains Dr. Firuza Parikh (Director Fertiltree – Jaslok International Fertility Centre).

Some of the other common reasons behind sperm banking are:

  • Occupation of some people is quite tough and they work in extreme conditions such as men working in military, mines and nuclear plants etc. it is advisable for them to get their sperm frozen.
  • Age is not just a number it can affect the quality of your sperm. It is better to preserve it now if you wish to have children in future.
  • Medical Treatment: Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can damage sperm cells and make them less likely to result in a successful pregnancy. In other cases, a man may need to have a vasectomy or may be born without testes. 
  • Unexpected illness and death: Sperm banking can also be used as a way to preserve fertility in the event of an unexpected illness or accident. 

How to prepare for the sperm banking procedure?

The process of sperm banking usually begins with a consultation with a fertility specialist. During this visit, the doctor will ask about your medical history and perform a physical exam. Your doctor may also order tests to assess your reproductive health. If you are there for sperm banking, you will be asked to produce a sample of your semen in the comfort of the semen collection room.  

 

The sample will then be analyzed for quality and quantity. Following which it will be frozen and stored. 

 

You may be asked to provide periodic updates about your health and any changes in your contact information. The sperm bank will also require that you maintain an active account and keep up with any annual fees.

Cost of Sperm Banking in India

On average, the cost of sperm banking in India ranges from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000. Additionally, you will need to pay for any diagnostic tests and procedures that may be required, as well as the sperm retrieval process itself in case testicular sperm needs to be frozen. There is an annual charge of about Rs. 5000. Moreover, the cost of IVF treatment can also add significantly to the overall cost of sperm banking in India. 

Semen Banking at FertilTree

At FertilTree – Jaslok International Fertility Centre in Mumbai, we offer a comprehensive semen banking service. Our experienced team will work with you to determine the best storage option for your needs, whether you need to consider short-term or long-term cryopreservation.

We also offer a state-of-the-art facility that is equipped with the latest technology and equipment in a confidential and comfortable environment for our patients. All of these factors combine to provide our patients with the best possible experience when choosing us for their semen banking needs.

If you are looking for a semen bank that will provide you with the best possible experience and service, look no further than FertilTree. Please book an appointment to understand the entire procedure.

FAQs

The maximum duration for storing a sperm sample can be more than 20 years.

Though there are multiple tests and checkups that a person has to go through before semen freezing, some of the common ones are: 

 

  • Hemogram
  • Blood Sugar
  • HIV 
  • Hep B
  • Hep C
  • VDRL

There is no definitive answer to this question as it ultimately depends on the individual’s personal circumstances. However, there are a few things to consider that may help you determine whether or not freezing your sperm is the right decision for you. 

 

One key factor to keep in mind is that sperm quality generally decreases with age. This means that, in general, younger men will have higher-quality sperm than older men. Therefore, if you are concerned about your fertility and want to preserve your sperm for future use, freezing your sperm earlier in life may be a good option. 

 

Another thing to keep in mind is that certain medical conditions or treatments may impact your fertility.

he success rates for conceiving using cryopreserved sperm are slightly lower than with fresh sperm, recent studies indicate that the overall success rate is 40%-50%.