The market is majorly driven by increasing incidence of male and female infertility, rising acceptance of sperm banking
services, and government initiatives in Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART).
The second group consisted of men referred to our unit for sperm banking
before therapy of various diseases, mostly Hodgkin`s lymphoma or testicular cancer.
MES developed the SQA-Vision as an intuitive tool for fertility screening, post-vasectomy follow-up, sperm banking
, research, or detailed IVF assessment.
"The idea that mass sperm banking
for 18-year-olds should be funded by the NHS is simply crackers, in my opinion.
This partnership will help us to further support those males affected by cancer who are unable to travel to a local sperm banking
clinic, or who are too ill to leave the hospital,” says Brent Hazelrigg, President and CEO of ReproTech.
Oncology and reproductive medicine professional organizations support the idea that sperm banking
prior to cancer treatment should be recommended routinely to all patients who wish to preserve fertility.[sup.10,11] Despite this backing, oncology sperm banking
services continue to be underutilized.[sup.6,12,13] Existing evidence suggests that less than a quarter of childless cancer survivors banked sperm before cancer treatment.
Only a quarter of oncologists and 38% of haematologists said discussions with patients about sperm banking
were systematically documented.
Dr Ann Adams, study author from Warwick Medical School, said: "Our findings are very concerning and show that doctors in the UK aren't following sperm banking
guidance, meaning many men are missing the opportunity to store their sperm for the future."
is on its way to becoming big business in India.
(85.) Stryker, supra note 2 (A spokesperson for the ASRM has stated that "[re]ore regulation of sperm banking
is a solution in search of a problem").
Although 91% of oncology physicians agree that sperm banking
should be offered to all men at risk for infertility because of cancer treatment, Fertile Hope (2007b) reports that only 10% do so in their practice.
and embryo cryopreservation are proven methods of saving fertility in survivors, but they are rarely discussed when physicians and patients are dealing with a cancer diagnosis, Dr.