If you’ve been doing your due diligence when researching reverse vasectomy procedures, you’re surely aware that just like any other medical procedure there is not a 100% guarantee of achieving pregnancy. This is why some individuals consider sperm banking during a reverse vasectomy procedure in the event that they would like to be able to utilize this sperm at a later date.
What is Sperm Banking?
Simply put, sperm banking is the collection, freezing, and storage of your sperm. Sperm banking can be done in multiple ways including during a reverse vasectomy procedure or after completion. If whole, motile sperm are present during your reverse vasectomy, collection can be done at this time. After the procedure, collection can be made either via ejaculate or in a separate surgery known as surgical sperm collection.
If sperm collection during your reverse vasectomy is the right choice for you, there are three ways this can be accomplished:
- Sperm may be collected from the fluid of the vas deferens, which is sperm the transports the sperm to the semen.
- Sperm may be extracted from the fluid of the epididymis, which is the area of the testicle in which the sperm fully mature.
- Sperm may be taken from a small piece of tissue removed from the testicle.
Although recent studies have indicated that only 15% of couples ever use the sperm they’ve banked, you may consider this the best option for you and your family. It is extremely important that you take the time to find a very reliable sperm bank to suit your needs. This can be done by investigating the facility’s accreditations which include:
- regulatory standards
If you have any questions as to whether you feel that sperm banking during a reverse vasectomy is the right option for you, please reach out to us today. We’re happy to give you the information you need when choosing reverse vasectomy.