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War-bound soldiers are banking their sperm in CNY

Posted Oct 21 2008 12:20am
It seems that we are always looking at what the female is doing in regards to protecting her fertility...the Intended Mother...the 'woman' factor. So to change things up, read below! 56 men....soldiers in fact, may not be many, but this is just one sperm bank. Interesting idea who's time has come? Comments please!
War-bound soldiers are banking their sperm in CNY
By Dave Tobin
Staff writer

Before male soldiers head to war zones, some are taking an extra precaution: They freeze their sperm.

Staff Sgt. Clifton Brown, of the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, served in Iraq in 2003-2004 and left in April for Kuwait. Before leaving for Kuwait, he went to CNY Fertility Center in Syracuse and banked his sperm.

He would have done it before going to Iraq, if he had known what he knows now, he said in an email from Kuwait.

Brown is one of at least 56 soldiers who have banked sperm at the CNY Fertility Center since 2005, said Dr. Robert Kiltz, who runs the center. They are motivated by a range of concerns: the risks of dying, losing fertility or encountering toxins that could alter their DNA. Others have pre-existing fertility issues or don't want to delay plans for a family.

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