At Women’s Health Consultants, we are proud to help lesbian and gay couples achieve their dream of becoming parents with the assistance of fertility treatments. After an initial consultation with your physician and diagnostic testing for each interested partner, your physician will meet with you to review options and develop a protocol that works for you.
Reproductive Options for Lesbian Couples
Lesbian couples have the option of undergoing intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) with donor sperm in order to start or grow their families. In some cases, reciprocal IVF is performed in which one partner’s eggs are fertilized with donor sperm and placed in to the other partner’s uterus to carry the pregnancy.
Reproductive Options for Transgender Patients
Transgender men and women have the option of undergoing fertility preservation treatment prior to their transition. To learn more, please schedule a consultation with one of our physicians to fully understand your options.
Reproductive Options for Gay Couples
For gay couples attempting to start or grow their families, an egg donor will be required. Couples can go through a donor egg agency, or use a known donor who has gone through all the necessary FDA screening and was determined to be fit to donate her eggs. They will also require a gestational carrier, which can be found using a surrogacy agency and will require clinical evaluation
prior to treatment.