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5 Health Benefits of Masturbation

Chances are, you can tick off a few reasons why masturbation is considered to be a real health benefit – but there are likely many reasons you would not have guessed so easily. Masturbation can be a very private, personal topic, but this does not mean that you should shy away from learning about how masturbation can benefit your health.

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Sperm Banking for Cancer Patients: @Home Sperm Freeze Kit

Facing a recent cancer diagnosis is already immensely difficult, but having your doctor tell you that your future fertility may be compromised as a result of cancer treatment is an entirely different level of distress for many men. Though potentially lifesaving, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments can negatively affect a person’s fertility. Due to this risk, many men are turning toward fertility preservation to help ensure their future families.

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How Can Sperm Washing Help AI & IVF?

Sperm washing is an important procedure that is used prior to artificial insemination (AI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF). Sperm washing prepares a man’s sperm by removing chemicals from the semen. These chemicals could be harmful during a future pregnancy and can cause adverse reactions in the female’s uterus. 

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5 Myths about Sperm Donation

The subject of sperm donation sparks a range of reactions in a conversation, including jokes, myths, misconceptions and a few outright falsehoods. Speculation is common, with many individuals only vaguely aware of how the process really works.

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Sperm Bank Costs: Getting Pregnant via Sperm Donation

Selecting a sperm donor to help you build your family is a crucial step on the road to parenthood.  Choosing a sperm donor carries a certain amount of stress - deciding what’s important in a donor profile, which donor option is best for your needs and whether the sperm donor is known or anonymous are all important decisions. However, once you’ve completed the process and made your donor selection, it’s time to purchase the donor sperm.

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Fertility Preservation & the Military: Ensure Your Future Family

At the Fertility Center of California, we offer military men and women the option of pre-deployment fertility preservation. Your decision to serve your country is a noble one. However, that decision may shape your future (including your present or future family) in ways you may not have intended.  For instance, a military career – especially deployment to a combat zone - has the potential to pose a serious risk to a person’s fertility.

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5 Reasons to Become a Sperm Donor

There are a lot of misconceptions about what it means to be a sperm donor. Yes, sperm donors are compensated for their time and the donation itself, but there’s more to it. The fact is sperm donors play a very important role in the lives of those couples who use the sperm donation to help build their families.

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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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