In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Reciprocal IVF

Reciprocal IVF

What is reciprocal IVF and how does it work?

Reciprocal IVF (in vitro fertilization) is a method of family building used by couples who have female reproductive organs. The eggs of one partner are inseminated with sperm and a resulting embryo is transferred into the uterus of the other partner. Additional embryos can be vitrified (frozen) for later use by either partner. This method is identical to IVF with egg donation. One partner supplies the eggs and the other partner carries their baby.

How can reciprocal IVF benefit LGBTQ individuals or couples?

Reciprocal IVF allows lesbian couples and pre-transition trans men the joys of parenthood through shared family building.

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The Fertility Centers of New England believes in reproductive choice and is dedicated to helping all individuals desiring a baby build their families one healthy pregnancy at a time. Happy families come in all forms. Learn more about our family building options for LGBTQ individuals and couples by scheduling a free initial consult

For more information on LGBTQ family building options, please visit these additional blog posts:
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