Sperm Banking: Theory and Practice

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-27
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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It is now routine to offer men the opportunity to bank sperm prior to medical treatments where there is a high risk of testicular damage. This is most notably prior to chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer, although it is becoming increasingly common in other areas of medicine such as treatments for rheumatoid arthritis or in cases of progressive loss of muscular or neurological function. Also, some men elect to bank sperm prior to vasectomy or before embarking on a high-risk activity, such as joining the armed services.

Author Biography

Allan A. Pacey is Senior Lecturer in Andrology, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK. Mathew J. Tomlinson is Consultant Scientist in Andrology, Nottingham University Hospital, UK.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. vi
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
The history of sperm cryopreserationp. 1
Effects of antineoplastic and other medical treatments on sperm productionp. 18
Referring patients for sperm bankingp. 30
The psychological and psychosocial issues surrounding sperm bankingp. 41
Legal and ethical aspects of sperm bankingp. 58
Methods of sperm retrieval and banking in cancer patientsp. 73
Sperm processing and storagep. 86
Assisted reproduction using banked spermp. 105
Future developments for fertility preservation in menp. 115
Indexp. 122
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