is a branch of medicine that deals with the function and disorders of the urinary system and the male reproductive system. Subspecialties of urology include urologic oncology (cancer), pediatric urology (urology for children), reconstructive urology (surgery), female urology, and andrology — the study of sperm and male fertility.
Andrologist-urologists or “male fertility urologists” are uniquely experienced to treat male-factor infertility, often working side-by-side with other fertility specialists such as reproductive endocrinologists. There are 4 male fertility urologists in California.
Sperm DNA fragmentation is a measure of the damage to the genetic material (DNA) carried by sperm. Because this DNA is responsible for half of the pregnancy and future offspring, its integrity is extremely important. Elevated sperm DNA fragmentation has been associated with lower pregnancy rates, increased chance of miscarriage, and poorer health outcomes for the child. Legacy is the only company that offers easy mail-in sperm DNA fragmentation testing.
Sperm freezing is the process of preserving some of your sperm in a liquid nitrogen “deep freeze” for use later, to attempt to create a pregnancy. Sperm freezing saves your youngest, healthiest sperm, offering you the option of parenthood regardless of age, illness, infertility, injury, or medical treatment.
Sperm freezing can be performed at in-person male fertility clinics in California. However, Legacy’s at-home sperm freezing option makes it easier and more affordable — your sperm will be kept in multi-site cryogenic storage for as long as you need, starting at less than $100 per year. LEARN MORE ABOUT SPERM FREEZING