Sperm banking services may apply to patients having a disease or undergoing treatment which reduces or eradicates the patient's fertility. The decision for storage is made by the doctor in charge of the patient in cooperation with the chief physician at the andrology laboratory.
Stored sperm can only be used for assisted fertilization by the patient's spouse or partner in a stable relationship (duration more than 2 years).
The offer for freezing and storing sperm does not guarantee treatment with assisted fertilization. The decision for this is made by the treating doctor according to guidelines and laws for assisted fertilization.
The patient may store up to three samples. The samples should be taken with a few days in between and the patient should not have ejaculated for two days prior to sample collection.
- Cancer treatment rendering a man infertile.
- The possibility of having children after treatment is concluded.