The Importance of Inclusive Fertility Options for LGBTQ+ Family Building
Whether it is surrogacy, IVF, or adoption, almost all LGBTQ+ families will need compassionate care and assistance to build the family of their dreams. We at Fertility Centers of New England believe in equitable access to family building for all, regardless of your marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
The Need for Inclusive Fertility Options
Inclusivity in fertility and reproductive health is critical for LGBTQ+ individuals who wish to become parents and have a family of their own. While many challenges still stand in the way, progress is being made toward providing more inclusive options. By increasing awareness around these issues and making resources more widely available, we can create a more supportive environment in which all couples have an equal chance at achieving their dreams of starting a family.
Fertility Centers of New England’s LGBTQ+ Family Building Options
At Fertility Centers of New England, we have made it our mission to support LGBTQ+ family building. We offer a range of LGBTQ+ family building options, including donor insemination, reciprocal IVF, surrogacy, and egg freezing, all tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual or couple.
Donor Insemination for Lesbian Couples
Donor Insemination is a common option for lesbian couples who want to start a family. We offer a comprehensive sperm donor program that includes intrauterine insemination (IUI), ovulation induction with fertility medications, and in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Sperm donors may be anonymous, a friend, or a family member, giving patients a range of options when choosing who to use as a donor. Couples who both seek a biological connection to the child can even select a sperm donor from a male relative of one partner to be used for insemination in the other partner.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for LGBTQ+
IVF is a fertility treatment that involves fertilizing eggs with sperm in a laboratory before transferring the resulting embryos to the uterus. It is a popular option for couples struggling with infertility, including those who identify as LGBTQ+.
Reciprocal IVF or Partner Assisted Reproduction (PAR)
Reciprocal IVF, also referred to as Partner Assisted Reproduction, is another family-building option available to LGBTQ+ couples. Like IVF, reciprocal IVF involves one partner providing the eggs, which are then fertilized with donor sperm and transferred to the other partner’s uterus. This approach allows both partners to be involved in the biological aspects of the pregnancy.
Surrogacy for Gay Couples
For gay male couples, surrogacy is often the best option for building a family. At Fertility Centers of New England, we offer a robust surrogacy program, which includes gestational carrier matching services, medical care, and support. We work with some of the most reputable surrogacy agencies in the country to ensure that every couple receives top-notch care throughout the process.
Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is a fertility preservation process that allows individuals to freeze and store their eggs for future use. The process involves retrieving the eggs from the ovaries and then freezing them at sub-zero temperatures until they are needed.
Egg freezing can be beneficial for trans men and LGBTQ+ individuals who want to delay parenthood. Advances in egg-freezing technology mean that eggs can now be successfully stored for several years, with high success rates when it comes to fertilization and pregnancy.
In addition to these family-building options, Fertility Centers of New England also offers thorough fertility testing and treatment plans for LGBTQ+ individuals and couples. We understand that every individual is unique and requires personalized care, which is why they have a team of highly skilled specialists who specialize in LGBTQ+ fertility care.
We’re Here to Help
We strive to create a welcoming environment where every patient feels valued and supported throughout their fertility journey. If you’re ready to start your family-building journey, take the first step by scheduling a consultation.