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Fertility Blog from Fertility Center of California.

4 Important Questions to Ask Your California CryoBank

Here are some essential questions to ask your cryobank before to make sure it’s the right cryobank choice for you:

 

How long has the sperm bank/CryoBank been in business?

The Fertility Center of California has been in operation since 1980. For over thirty years, we have provided fertility care and fertility preservation options for patients with our two convenient locations in Orange County, California and San Diego, California.

 

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Why Men Should Consider Fertility Preservation

Fertility preservation is a hot topic among women these days. However, the conversation doesn’t end with whether or not a young woman should freeze her eggs or leave her future family planning options to chance. Male fertility preservation is becoming an increasingly relevant point of consideration among men. There are many reasons, mostly personal, as to why an individual would choose to take steps in order to preserve their fertility.

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What It’s Really Like to Be A Sperm Donor

There’s a widespread misconception that sperm donation is an easy, straightforward process. The idea that men visit a sperm bank, donate, and then walk away with compensation is not at all what the process is like in reality. For men interested in sperm donation, regardless of the reason, it’s important to know what to really expect when you decide to donate your sperm.

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Two Essential Points to Consider Before Choosing a Sperm Donor

When preparing to select a sperm donor, even when you’re completely emotionally ready to do so, the process still offers a lot to think about. There is a multitude of factors at play that will all be on your mind once you’ve decided to use a donor, starting with these two key points of consideration:

 

Should the donor be known or anonymous?

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We’re Having Trouble Getting Pregnant. Is a Semen Analysis Really Necessary?

Yes, it certainly is. About 15% of couples have trouble achieving pregnancy and it is not always the woman who is the source of the problem – the man can be just as equally responsible for the couple’s inability to conceive a child. In fact, even if the woman has taken a fertility test and there are signs of infertility, she may not be the only cause of the problem. About 1/3 of infertility cases stem from factors that can be attributed to both partners. For this reason, a semen analysis is needed in order conclusively determine the root cause of the infertility.

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FCC Tustin Location: Now Offering Free Consultations & Expanded Lab Hours

Lab Director, Joe Richard, and the staff at the Fertility Center of California are expanding operations at our Tustin location. For patient convenience, we will be offering extended lab hours to service Orange County and other surrounding communities. We are also offering free consultations for:

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New! The Fertility Center of California's Official Blog

Welcome to the new official blog for the Fertility Center of California (FCC). Since we opened our doors nearly 30 years ago fertility care has transformed dramatically, with innovative procedures and techniques being developed all the time.  Through this blog we hope to inform current and prospective patients of new medical advancements, news about our center, special promotions, and provide a place for discussion. We look forward to helping build families for many years to come.

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Sperm Storage Techniques in the Future

With the introduction of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), patients with severe cases of male factor can father children today. For cases of azoospermia (no sperm in the ejaculate), Dr. Bastuba extract sperm surgically from the epididymus or from tissue removed from the testis. In order to avoid additional tissue-damaging sperm extractions in the future, the goal is to retrieve as much sperm as possible during the procedure and to store obtained sperm as save as possible.

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