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LGBT Family Building

Find the LGBT family building options you need to bring home a baby

No two people have exactly the same journey to parenthood. As a result, it’s important to have options when it comes to LGBT family building. Fertility Specialists of Texas is a LGBT fertility center that helps people of all sexual orientations and gender identities have the families of their dreams. Our board certified fertility doctors make this possible through a combination of advanced LGBT fertility treatments and compassionate care.

Explore the different LGBT family building options

Knowledge is power, so our team is here to help you understand the different LGBT fertility treatments. When you visit our LGBT fertility center, your doctor will take a medical history and order basic fertility testing. They will then use this information to create a customized treatment plan for you.

Depending on your LGBT family building needs, goals and budget, your doctor may recommend one of the following paths to parenthood.

Single men and gay couples can have a biological child with help from egg donation and gestational surrogacy. One woman will donate her eggs, which our IVF lab team will fertilize with sperm from the intended father. The gestational surrogate will then carry the pregnancy and deliver the baby.

Single women and lesbian couples have several LGBT fertility treatments available to them. The first is intrauterine insemination (IUI) with donor sperm. This process involves placing sperm from a donor into the uterus of the intended mother using a catheter (a thin, flexible tube). In vitro fertilization (IVF) with donor sperm is another option, as is reciprocal IVF. This treatment allows one partner to provide her eggs and the other to carry the pregnancy.

Transgender women and men may want to consider freezing their eggs or sperm before they begin to transition. For those who have already started to transition, they may be able to conceive naturally if they temporarily pause their hormone replacement therapy (HRT). In other cases, they may need a little help from treatments like IUI, IVF, donor eggs or donor sperm.

We’re ready to help you explore your treatment options

Are you ready to learn more about LGBT family building? Our LGBT fertility center can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Once we get a sense of your needs and goals, we can recommend the best LGBT fertility treatments to help make your dream of parenthood possible.