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Can you freeze sperm and egg cells at home?

By Sara Salgado B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 08/05/2022

Reproductive cells cannot be stored at home. For egg and sperm cells to be available for later use, they have to be cryopreserved in special conditions. Moreover, in the case of egg freezing, surgery is necessary prior to storing the ova, so the woman has to visit an egg bank or fertility clinic.

 Sara Salgado
Sara Salgado
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Master's Degree in Human Assisted Reproduction from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Certificate of University Expert in Genetic Diagnosis Techniques from the University of Valencia (UV).
Embryologist. Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Master's Degree in Human Assisted Reproduction from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Certificate of University Expert in Genetic Diagnosis Techniques from the University of Valencia (UV).