LGBTQ Biological Parenting
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IUI or IVF
Female couples will decide which partner will carry the pregnancy and select a sperm donor, while a single woman will only need to select a sperm donor. If repeated attempts with IUI do not result in pregnancy, further options may include the use of fertility drugs with IUI, or IVF treatment.
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Egg Donation, Surrogacy and IVF
Men wishing to build a family will use both an egg donor and a gestational surrogate, as well as in vitro fertilization (IVF). Gay couples will decide which partner will use his sperm to undergo routine sperm testing, while a single man will use his own sperm. Even if a male fertility issue is discovered, the sperm can often be used successfully.
During Your Visit
We encourage you to ask questions about the process of becoming a parent. If any diagnostic testing is needed, we will schedule these so the doctor can develop a treatment plan that is customized to your desired outcome.
Your private consultation will include:
Overview of your medical history
Potential treatment plans