Much ado has been made about women’s not-so-prime childbearing years. While the chicas are freezing eggs, more and more older men have taken to sperm cryopreservation – that’s freezing sperm to you – and the services of Dr Joseph Alukal, whose adult nickname is “the sperm whisperer.”
For New York bachelors of a certain age and with the means, the good doctor is preserving their swimmers for future use.
A study published last year in the Nature science journal matched “advanced paternal age with higher incidents of autism and other disorders,” resulting in increased interest in the process.
According to the study, men experience a decline in their fertility and the integrity of their swimmers after they hit the 3-0. Freezing sperm extends playtime for playboys with a strong — but not immediate — urge to procreate.
Cryobanking costs with Dr. Alukal are approximately $500 for the initial consultation, analysis and ermmmm – deposit. Annual storage fees range from $450 for one year to $2,550 for 10 years. The rates for other Semen Client Depositor services in Manhattan and California are comparable.