Helping LGBTQ Couples Build a Family
Generation Next Fertility proudly supports LGBTQ couples as they begin the process of building a family. With board-certified physicians in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, our fertility center is equipped to handle all kinds of reproductive scenarios and challenges. For the most part, transgender, gay, lesbian, and bisexual couples have the same options with assisted reproductive technology as heterosexual couples do, except for just a few key differences.
We proudly work with couples of all sexual backgrounds and are dedicated to each and every couple who comes to us for help. If you and your partner are ready to have a child, learn more about your fertility options and let the friendly professionals at Generation Next Fertility help you make your dreams come true.
Why LGBTQ Couples Choose Generation Next Fertility
Often LGBTQ couples are not diagnosed as being infertile. They often come to us perfectly capable of producing fertile sperm or eggs.
Male couples will need an egg donor and a gestational surrogate, and lesbian couples will need a sperm donor and sometimes, an egg donor. During consultations with our reproductive specialists, we can discuss the best course of action with in vitro fertilization, intrauterine insemination, and other reproductive technologies.
Fertility Options for Lesbian Couples
Lesbian couples have many options when it comes to building a family. One of our fertility specialists will help you choose a proper sperm donor from one of our sperm bank partners, or you may choose to use someone you know as a sperm donor. Depending on the reproductive health of you and your partner, one person may decide to be artificially inseminated, or with reciprocal in vitro fertilization, both partners can participate in the process. Reciprocal invitro fertilization means that one partner will have their eggs inseminated, while the other partner will carry the pregnancy and deliver the child.
During your visit, one of our fertility specialists will assess your situation and your family building goals and present you with the best options. They will walk you through every step of the process to make sure you and your partner have all the information you need. If any issues or complications arise during the insemination process, we’ll be there to prescribe the correct treatment.
Natural IVF is a fertilization process that requires less medications and injections than traditional forms of IVF by working with a woman’s natural menstrual cycle. The process involves collecting the healthiest, most mature egg from the ovary, manually fertilizing the egg, and then placing it back inside the womb. Natural IVF is a great choice for women with low egg reserve and those that tend to be resistant to drugs and injections.
Fertility Options for Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Men
The professionals at Generation Next Fertility will be there to help you and your partner find the right surrogate. You have many options as a gay or transgender couple when it comes to conceiving a child. You or your partner may donate your sperm, depending on the fertility of the samples you provide. We have access to an excellent egg donor program, giving you plenty of options to choose from. Once you’ve found the right donor, we will pair you with a suitable surrogate that will carry the pregnancy. Our specialists will be there to answer all your questions and guide you through the fertility process.
Fertility Testing for LGBTQ Couples
Many of our LGBTQ patients also choose to participate in preimplantation genetic diagnosis or genetic screening, as well. Lesbians who may think they are infertile can be tested and evaluated using procedures like laparoscopy, sonograms, and others. There are also various tests available to assess any male factors of infertility and diagnose those, as well.
The Health of Surrogate Carriers
Any time a gestational carrier is used by a couple of any sexual orientation, it is vital that the uterine cavity of that carrier is found to be normal. We can help LGBTQ couples with this using saline infusion sonograms and other testing options.
Genetic Testing for LGBTQ Couples
Generation Next Fertility is proud to offer our patients the availability of the most advances genetic services available, including preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). We can screen for many types of conditions including Down syndrome, Turner’s syndrome, some birth defects, and others. If you and your partner were found to be carriers of a specific genetic disorder, we can look for specific mutations associated with that disorder to find and use only the embryos that do not carry the disorder.
At Generation Next Fertility, we believe that all individuals should be able to have a family. Our team here at Generation Next Fertility proudly offers a vast array of technologies, testing, and tools to help all our LGBTQ patients achieve their dreams of growing their families. We understand how special and sensitive this time can be for your and your partner. Book an appointment with us; we’re available by phone 24 hours a day at 212.641.0906 to schedule a time for us to talk with you.