In order to obtain sperm of optimal quality, it is important that patients follow clinic instructions for semen collection. Be aware that clinics may have different protocols for sperm collection for intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization. Also, some programs may have men take an antibiotic prior to collection for IVF cases. Common instructions follow:. Masturbation is the most frequent method used to produce a sperm sample on the day of oocyte retrieval.
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Refrain from any sexual activity including masturbation for at least 2 days and no more than 10 days. Longer or shorter periods of abstinence may result in a lower sperm count or decreased sperm motility. A private room is available for semen collection within close proximity of our laboratory and is recommended for collection.
Some might call the collection process the best part. Your testicles are constantly producing sperm. During an ejaculation, the sperm stored in your epididymis are shot out and fresh sperm come in.