Sperm Freezing

Allowing you to preserve your fertility so you can start your family when you are ready


What is sperm freezing?

The process of sperm banking is simple and easy. It involves producing a sample, mixing the sample with cryoprotectant (this protects the sperm from damage during freezing) and subsequently freezing it in liquid nitrogen (-196°C). The samples will then be placed in a liquid nitrogen storage vessel until you need them. Sperm freezing is very safe and there are currently no known risks to freezing your sperm for future use. Sperm can survive stored in liquid nitrogen indefinitely however in England you can keep your sperm in storage for a maximum period of 55 years.

Before you freeze your sperm

Before banking your sperm, you will need to be tested for infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis. We will also need you to complete the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act (HFEA) consent forms for storing your sperm. All of this will be discussed with you in detail at your sperm-freezing appointment.


Our Reviews

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Can’t speak highly enough of Claire and the whole Fertility Solutions team. Professional service, timely reporting of results and above all really personable and empathetic and Claire really cares which makes it all a bit easier

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Couldn’t have been more helpful. Nothing seemed too much for them, were very accommodating with all our needs and last minute appointment changes. All staff are very friendly, approachable and more than happy to help/answer any questions we had.

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After trying for a baby for five years and two failed IVF cycles we were advised by our clinic that this was likely caused by an egg quality issue. We were referred to Claire at Fertility solutions after seeking a second opinion. A semen culture test was performed which revealed an infection. Following two weeks of antibiotic treatment, we conceived naturally and now 7 weeks pregnant! We are beyond grateful to Claire and the team. She was professional, friendly and very efficient. Would recommend to everyone. Thank you

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My wife and I had an initial consultation having been referred following tests and we took advantage of the incredibly reasonable and worthwhile consultation with Claire. She was so reassuring about the difficulties men can face and how to progress. Claire is so knowledgeable on the subject that we felt an ease listening to her advice. The consultation includes a follow up letter with clear advice on how to increase your chances of good quality sperm.

The process from start to finish was easy from easy booking and messaging via a portal and Claire is very responsive on emails.

I'd recommend it to couples who want to investigate male fertility and as they experts.


Fertility Solutions and azoospermia

  • You are about to start medical treatment which may affect your future ability to create sperm. For example, chemotherapy.
  • You are having a vasectomy and would like to have sperm available if you change your mind in the future.
  • Your sperm count is deteriorating, and you would like to store it now for future use in treatment.
  • You are a male transitioning to female and you wish to preserve your fertility before starting hormone therapy and/or having reconstructive surgery.


What's next?

Following sperm banking, frozen sperm can be used in assisted conception treatment. It is important to note, not all sperm survive freezing and thawing and on average around 50% of sperm will survive post-thawing.


We are currently offering sperm banking at 75 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 9RS and The Whittington Hospital, Magdala Avenue, London, N19 5NF.


Our Clinics

We hold daily clinics in London and Buckinghamshire

London Marylebone
London Islington


Contact Us

We understand that embarking on any treatment journey is daunting and fertility treatment is no different. The team at Fertility Solutions is here to guide you every step of the way. Our aim is to take the mystery away, help you make sense of the medical information and provide, simple, clear facts about what is possible for you.