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Fertility Blog from Fertility Center of California.

Why Are More Men Considering Sperm Freezing?

Sperm freezing, also known as male fertility preservation, is steadily increasing in popularity. More than ever, men are considering their future family planning goals, and are doing so with the level of foresight that is often only limited to female partners.

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Three Things Growing Families Need to Know About Sperm Donation

For families looking to grow their family with the help of sperm donation, the process can seem daunting, even confusing.

Below are three important points to keep in mind when navigating sperm donation to ensure you have the smoothest, most stress-free experience possible.

1. Sperm donors must go through extensive screening.

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Do Younger Men Need to Care about Their Fertility?

Conversations about fertility consideration and care begin early for women, who often start to hear comments and receive questions about family-planning goals in their early 20s, but these same conversations rarely (if ever) extend to young men. 

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Three Reasons to Consider Sperm Freezing

Choosing to freeze your sperm at a cryopreservation facility isn’t like choosing where to sit at a baseball game or how to order your steak. It’s a crucial life decision in several cases:

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The Sperm Quality Improvement Checklist

There are a few ways a man’s sperm quality can be less than optimal when the time comes for it to fertilize an egg:

●     Its volume is lower than 1.5 ml

●     Its concentration is lower than 20 million sperm per ml

●     Its motility (percentage of sperm moving) is below 50%

●     It’s misshapen or prone to clumping

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The Top Five Questions Asked by Sperm Donors

Being an anonymous sperm donor is a generous choice. You’ll be supplying the missing piece for a woman or a couple that needs sperm to conceive. This can be especially helpful for lesbian intended parents and men with male factor infertility.

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Egg and Embryo Storage at Fertility Center of California

If you are ready to preserve your fertility, Fertility Center of California (FCC) has designed a state-of-the-art storage facility for eggs and embryos (eggs fertilized with sperm) in San Diego, California. We offer multiple storage options and payment plans to suit your needs and your budget. The most important focus for FCC is the security of your family’s future.

Why cryopreserve

Here are many reasons you might decide to preserve your eggs or embryos for a later time:

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What Makes a Sperm Bank Trustworthy?

Whether you’re looking for a sperm donor for assisted reproduction, want to preserve your own sperm for future conception or want to become a sperm donor, trusting your sperm bank is paramount. Many individual's top considerations will revolve around privacy, screening standards, convenience, legacy and professionalism.

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Is There a Link Between Age and Male Fertility?

There is a scientifically proven link between age and declining male fertility. Many people assume age affects only female fertility. However, studies have shown male fertility lessens as men age, too. The following examines the link between age and male fertility and proposes some options for protecting fertility if you’re not quite ready to build your family today.

Changes to male sexual function

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Male Sexual Health and How It Affects Fertility

You might be thinking that male sexual health and fertility are separate concerns. For instance, you could be enjoying a fulfilling sex life, but your female partner hasn’t conceived. Or you could be aware of a sexual issue — such as a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or impotence — but unaware that it might have negative effects on your fertility.

Sexual health and fertility are connected in more ways than one. We’ll break down the connections and explore how and why good male sexual health is important to your family-planning goals.

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