For the longest time women have borne the  brunt of stressing over the dreaded biological clock. Once a woman hits her 30’s and there is still no marriage or children prospect there begins the constant grilling and pressure from society… “You are not getting any younger”. “You need to freeze your eggs”.  Well it turns out that men too should really start thinking about the biological clock. As men age, sperm count and motility decline making it more difficult for fertilization to occur. Lifestyle and diet habits also play a role in this regard.

A study by the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University found out that children born of older fathers were at a higher risk of developing psychiatric disorders. Children whose fathers were 45 years and older were three times more likely to have an autism spectrum disorder, 13 times more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and 25 times more likely to have bipolar disorder than the children of fathers 20 to 24. This study  was conducted in 2014 tested 2.6 million children.

With such blaring statistics is it time men tok the ball into their own hands? (pun intended). Below are some of the reasons you might want to consider freezing your swimmers.

6 reasons why you should freeze your sperm

Medical conditions

We can all agree that life happens and sometimes we get sick… it’s all a part of living. Men who suffer from low sperm count, premature ejaculation or whose sperm quality is deteriorating, should consider freezing their sperm. If you are also undergoing medical treatment that may affect your fertility it is best to preserve some now.

Vasectomy

Men who are considering undergoing vasectomy (a surgical operation in which the tubes that carry sperm to a man’s penis is cut usually as a means of permanent contraception) will find it wise to store their sperm just in case they may want to have more children.

Securing your future

Some men view sperm banking as an insurance to parenthood. They do it as a preventive measure to secure their chances of being parents bearing in mind unforeseen circumstances such as cancer or any other fertility related medical condition.

High risk careers

Men working in high risk careers such as those in the military deployed to war zone may opt to freeze their sperm just incase the inevitable happens. Their surviving partners will still have a chance of getting their children

Sharing is caring

When you freeze your healthy sperm in the bank, you may donate it to barren couples and help them achieve their parenthood dreams.

Be proactive

The screening procedure during the banking process offers comprehensive analysis of your sperm quality which enables doctors to inform you on your sperm health. if there is any problem, you can start working on it before it blows up.