Storage of sperm and embryos

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7064.1078 (Published 26 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1078

Cryopreservation of sperm should be offered to men with testicular cancer

  1. S J Foley, Research registrar,
  2. P De Winter, Research nurse,
  3. J P Mcfarlane, Research registrar,
  4. P J R Shah, Consultant urologist,
  5. G Bahadur, Head of sperm bank
  1. Institute of Urology, London W1N 7PN
  2. Sperm Bank, Middlesex Hospital, London W1N 8AA

    EDITOR,—Patients with testicular cancer often become infertile as a result of the disease and its treatment. It has been argued that all such patients should be offered cryopreservation of semen,1 but in 1980 Braken and Smith reported that only 4% of patients had semen of suitable quality for a fertility programme.2 The advent of intracytoplasmic sperm injection now …

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