Fertility Treatments : LGBT+ Family Building

LGBT+ Family Building

REACH is proud to help LGBTQ+ individuals and couples create families with the assistance of our state-of-the-art fertility treatments. We believe everyone deserves to have the family they’ve always dreamed of; we look forward to helping you find your path to parenthood.

REACH offers a variety of fertility treatment options to meet your individual needs. Your fertility specialist and clinical team will put together a tailored treatment plan after they have a chance to meet with you at an initial consultation.

Family Building Options for Gay Men

Thanks to the advances in reproductive technology, family building for same-sex male couples is more possible than ever before. Through the use of a gestational carrier along with an egg donor, we are able to help gay men and couples build the family of their dreams. Using In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with donor eggs and the sperm from one or both of the male partners, we can create embryos that can then be transferred into the uterus of the gestational carrier to carry the pregnancy.  Learn more about gestational surrogacy here.

Family Building Options for Lesbian Couples

Donor sperm use for IUI, IVF or Reciprocal IVF
IUI (Intrauterine Insemination)-Commonly known as artificial insemination; an IUI is when sperm is placed directly into a woman’s uterus during ovulation. This procedure is done in the office using a small catheter that passes through the cervix and into the woman’s uterus. Learn more about IUI here.
IVF (In vitro fertilization)- IVF is the process where eggs are removed from a woman’s ovaries and fertilized with sperm inside a lab environment. Once fertilized, the embryo is transferred back into the uterus. Learn more about IVF here.
Reciprocal IVF-In reciprocal IVF, the couple chooses one partner to donates her eggs, which are fertilized and then implanted into the other partner’s uterus. This option allows both partners to have an intimate/unique connection to the baby.

The Transgender Community

Hormone therapy can result in changes to the ovaries and testicles. It is important that transitioning males and females are aware of their options and proactively plan ahead. Cryopreservation-Before transitioning, trans men can freeze their eggs and trans women can freeze their sperm for later use. Learn more about cryopreservation here.

Egg/Sperm Donation

At REACH we offer IVF cycles with egg and sperm donors who are directed or non directed donors. Directed egg or sperm donation (known donor) is a family, friend, or someone you know that will be donating their eggs or sperm for use for in fertility treatment. Non directed donation (anonymous) is the egg or sperm source is not disclosed. For example, a sperm or egg bank with frozen gametes.

Depending on the treatment journey that works for your family there may be additional psychological and legal consultations needed. Our third party reproduction team that will help you navigate these steps and guide you to a group of trusted and experienced professionals who we have worked with for years.

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