More men are turning to sperm freezing than ever before, according to a leading fertility expert
Dr Sulbha Arora, of Nova IVI Fertility, has told DNAIndia that men who spent a lot of time away from their wives, due to careers, are choosing to freeze their sperm for a variety of reasons.
One of the main reasons appears to be for back-up samples during IVF treatment, especially if the man is in the military.
Dr Arora said it was generally younger, educated men who are choosing to freeze their sperm, with the average age being between 28 and 35.
Sperm can be frozen for between ten and 15 years and Dr Arora, who is based in India, said the clinic gets asked to freeze sperm at least once every couple of months.
She said: “There is definitely a rise in numbers, compared to five years ago, because of better awareness levels.”
Sperm can be affected by diabetes, smoking and alcohol
According to Dr Arora, men who smoke experience a drop in sperm count and it can lead to fragmented DNA, which means weaker embryos.
Lack of sleep can also have an impact on male fertility.
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