Human Sperm Cryopreservation - European Medical Journal

Human Sperm Cryopreservation

Reproductive Health
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*Eva Mocé,1 Andrés J. Fajardo,1 James K. Graham2

E. Mocé is supported by MICINN (RYC-2010-06162) and co-financed by FEDER funds. A.J. Fajardo is supported by a scholarship from IVIA co-financed by European Social Funds. J.K. Graham has declared no conflicts of interest.

EMJ. ;1[1]:86-91. DOI/10.33590/emj/10313056.
Fertility preservation, vitrification, freezing–thawing, cryopreservation, sperm banks

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As the demand for assisted reproductive techniques in humans increases, so does the demand for the oocytes and sperm that are essential for these techniques. Human sperm banks play a key role in assisted human reproduction, as a reservoir of sperm from the semen of donors and as an option for genetic preservation for some patients. There are different techniques that can be used to store human sperm. This paper will provide an overview of the available techniques of human sperm preservation.

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