Men have long been able to preserve their fertility by freezing their sperm. Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong's three children were conceived with sperm he banked before chemotherapy.
Fertility Preservation for men may be done for several reasons:
Men with very low sperm counts or poor quality sperm may still successfully freeze sperm when used with assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF and ICSI.If there is complete absence of sperm there is still the possibility of cryopreserving sperm in some cases. As long as at least one testis has areas of sperm production, sperm can be retrieved surgically from the epididymis or the testicular tissue and frozen for future use with ICSI.
Technologies for Fertility Preservation in men include: