Masks are required throughout all facilities. Semen is the yellow-white fluid that is released from the penis at the time of ejaculation. Semen is composed of seminal fluid and sperm. Sperm are the male reproductive cells that fertilize a female egg. A semen analysis will be performed on all specimens prior to cryopreservation. The analysis examines the color, viscosity how thick the semen is , and the time until the specimen liquefies.
Males are the sole cause of infertility in about 20 percent of infertile couples and part of the cause in another percent of cases, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine ASRM. The primary source of male infertility is related to sperm, which is tested using a semen analysis. A semen analysis is often a routine part of an initial evaluation for causes of infertility. Problems identified can sometimes be corrected, or can indicate that assisted reproductive technologies may be needed for a couple to achieve pregnancy. The seminal fluids are produced by the prostate, sex glands and seminal vesicle glands, which are near the urethra and secrete many components of semen.