Your future fertility
There are many reasons to freeze eggs, sperm, embryos or ovarian tissue and we now have the technology to do it safely for prolonged periods without damaging the quality or survival.
- We use an innovative method called vitrification, a type of rapid freezing that protects the integrity of the egg, sperm or embryo.
- The vitrification method, however, prevents the formation of damaging ice crystals by freezing the eggs, sperm, and embryos in an instant. Upon thawing at a later date, the eggs and embryos survive virtually intact.
The right time to try to have a baby depends on unique circumstances. It’s an incredibly personal decision.
If you're not in a position to try for a baby now, egg freezing may be an option to help preserve your fertility.
Preserving fertility till after treatment
Sperm, eggs, embryos and testicular tissue and ovarian tissue can be frozen for people who face losing their fertility because of cancer treatment or another reason. We can offer fertility preservation at short notice for patients about to undergo cancer treatment.
- who are about to undergo medical treatments that can affect their fertility, such as chemotherapy
- have a medical condition which affects the quality of their sperm
- are unable to be present at the time of insemination
- are in high-risk occupation or sports that can potentially affect/damage their reproductive system
If a woman has a partner, it is better to freeze embryos than eggs. Embryo freezing has been around longer than egg freezing and clinics have a lot more experience with embryo freezing as it is part of routine IVF treatment.
Most people facing fertility preservation before treatment (eggs, embryos or sperm) won’t have enough time to make changes to lifestyle or to follow the tips for becoming ‘fertility fit’ If you do have time before egg freezing, the key messages are:
- stop smoking
- take folic acid
- reduce caffeine and alcohol
- discuss medications with your doctor
Speak to our fertility nurses - Our nurses are here when you want to explore issues arising from storing sperm, eggs, or embryos, and when you need support.
Good to know:
- Storage time limit: Malaysia Medical Council guidelines limit storage of sperm, eggs or embryos to a maximum of five (5) years initially, which can be extended up to ten (10) years upon written request before you reach the ten year limit.
- Consent: You will need to sign a consent form as part of storing sperm, eggs or embryos.
- Contact information: Keep your contact details up to date with the clinic using our easy online form.
- Cryopreservation maintenance: Annual cryopreservation maintenance charges are applicable for storage of your sperm, eggs or embryos. We may discard material if you default in paying storage fees, or we can’t contact you after six (6) months.