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Protect your ability to have children, now and in the future.
* Enter your Green Beret Foundation code at checkout. No code? Contact the Green Beret Foundation
As one of the 25,000 Special Forces members, you get:
98% of Army Special Forces members are exposed to fertility impacting chemicals during deployment.**
** “…nearly all WWP warriors (98%) reported exposure to hazardous or toxic substances during military service, and more than 7 in 10 were exposed to burn pits.” Read more
“Within 48 hours before deployment, Legacy was able to test, produce results and freeze my husband’s sperm before he was deployed to Africa. Thanks to Legacy, I can now undergo IVF while he’s away.”
– Green Beret spouse undergoing IVF treatment
Why are Green Berets testing and freezing their sperm?
To protect their ability to have kids one day.
Military members are 2X more likely to experience infertility. Own a genetic insurance policy, so when the time is right, all your options are open.
To mitigate risk of chemical exposure, injury, and high OPTEMPO.
Prevent future family-building challenges by storing your healthiest sperm. So even with physical separation, you can continue your family-building timeline.
To learn their fertility baseline.
A diagnosis of infertility is required for financial support. But proving infertility for military members is near impossible. Having a starting assessment of your fertility stats — like you do for vision or heart health — ensures you get the help you may need in the future.
Legacy is the largest fertility clinic by volume in North America.
“I have a family now because I chose to freeze my sperm before deployment.”
— US Army Green Beret
We offer more advanced sperm testing options than any other at-home kit and even many conventional clinics. Our sperm testing includes a post-thaw analysis and a quick freeze-and-thaw of a small percentage of your sperm to give the client a better understanding of what their sperm’s viability will be after it has been frozen. No one has to wonder if their sperm will be viable after being frozen for the short or long term.
We account for a hundred minor challenges when it comes to analyzing sperm, like a temporary bump in motility that happens when placing sperm on the slide — an action that “activates” sperm and can skew motility results if not accounted for.
Your analysis includes:
Plus, we provide the option to add a sperm DNA fragmentation analysis (at an additional cost), an assessment of your sperm’s genetic health, which may illuminate deeper causes of fertility difficulties
Here’s how we ensure your samples are safe no matter how long you store them:
Because of those geographic coordinates, we can tell you exactly where your samples are: from the geographic location down to the actual position inside the storage tank. We don’t keep this knowledge from you either. Your dashboard also shows you exactly where your samples are stored for as long as you have samples with us.
There is nothing more important than ensuring the security of your sample, and so this is an area of particular focus for us.
Your particular kit has a unique bar code assigned to you and only you. The barcodes are scanned and must match exactly to ensure the kit is going to the right client. This is a rigorous process but inevitably leads to the most accurate output possible, so that once you’ve produced your sample, we arrive that same day to whisk the kit back to our lab and verify that its yours.
Your unique QR code provides a unique yet anonymized and encrypted identifier that protects your privacy while ensuring no samples ever get mixed up. The identity of samples arriving to the lab is validated by matching information present on the QR code and shipping label. This closes a quality control loop that was initiated at fulfillment and transport.
Legacy’s at-home sperm testing kit uses a state-of-the-art transport media, a buffer solution that preserves the quality of the sample for overnight shipping. The transport media maintains the health of your sperm for up to 48 hours. There is a very slight decline in sperm motility (about 10%) expected when using at-home sperm analysis kits.
At-home sperm testing has been scientifically validated to be an accurate representation of your overall semen quality. Results with mail-in analysis kits closely correlate with results from conventional, in-person semen analysis.
A sperm count test looks only at sperm count and concentration. Many at-home options are limited to these metrics — but a high sperm count isn’t necessarily helpful if your sperm quality is abnormally low. Legacy’s semen testing kit looks at all of the key metrics for sperm health, including sperm motility (how well sperm are moving) and sperm morphology (how many sperm have the proper size and shape).
You do not need a doctor’s note, prescription, or requisition to order a Legacy kit. All too often, male fertility isn’t tested at all until a couple has been trying for 12 months, even though many sperm health issues can be fixed with simple lifestyle changes. We’ve put the power of proactive testing and data in your hands.
You could get your results in as little as a week with Legacy. Once you order, we provide free express shipping to your door, plus free overnight shipping back to our lab. Your analysis is performed immediately upon arrival, and results are available in 1–2 business days.
Legacy’s mail-in semen testing kit makes it simple