Family Building Options for Single Individuals and Couples in the LGBT Community
The Fertility Centers of New England believes that parenthood can be one of life’s greatest joys. Children thrive in families where they are loved and cared for; and happy families do not need to conform to any one standard. We feel that it is our ethical and moral obligation to offer our fertility services to all. We are committed to helping you create a healthy family regardless of your marital status or sexual orientation by providing the individualized expertise you need, together with the compassionate support you deserve. The first step is to meet with one of our experienced board-certified reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists, who will explain the process, order evaluation tests, and answer all of your questions. We meet or exceed the highest professional standards in the field as set by The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and our In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) laboratory is federally approved and internationally recognized as being among the best in the world.
Family Building Options for Men
Single men and gay couples who want to become parents can use the same assisted reproductive technologies. For men, the road to their biological child will require a semen analysis, an egg donor and a surrogate. It is possible to use donor eggs from the relative of one partner, and sperm from the other partner, so that each has a biological connection to the child.
Family Building Options for Women
Donor insemination is an option for single women and lesbian couples who wish to have a biological connection to their child. Donor insemination is by intrauterine insemination (IUI). You may even select a sperm donor from a male relative of one partner to be used for insemination in the other partner. In some cases, your chances of success may be maximized by ovulation induction with fertility medications or even IVF. We also offer same sex couples another option. Partner Assisted Reproduction (PAR) or Reciprocal IVF is where the ovaries of one partner are stimulated to make eggs, which are then collected and artificially inseminated with donor sperm. One or two resulting embryos can then be transferred into the other partner, who then carries the baby. This procedure involving IVF gives both partners the opportunity to further share in the family building experience.