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LGBT Family Planning

June 18, 2021

For more than 30 years, IVF FLORIDA has been a leader in fertility care, providing individuals and couples -- regardless of their gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status -- compassionate care and treatment options to build the families of their dreams. 

Treatment Options for Lesbians 
Same-sex female couples have several fertility options when looking to start or grow their families, including sperm donation Intrauterine Insemination and In Vitro Fertilization or reciprocal IVF. Many lesbian couples who choose to use reciprocal IVF enjoy the fact that both partners can have a role in creating their child, with one providing the genetic material and the other being able to carry them to term.

Treatment Options for Gay Men
For same-sex male couples, building a family is generally accomplished through donor egg IVF and the use of a surrogate. This process includes selecting an egg donor and deciding which partner will be the biological father. For those who prefer not to know which partner is the biological father, sperm from each partner can be used to fertilize the eggs.

Treatment Options for Transgender Couples and Individuals
Transgender couples and individuals have a variety of options for fertility treatment depending on their unique situation. The most commonly used options include fertility preservation, IUI, IVF, donor egg, donor sperm, and surrogacy.

If you would like to learn more about the family building options available to lesbian, gay, and transgender couples, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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