We believe that every adult who desires to have a family has the right to do so. Our inclusive environment provides a safe, compassionate place for our LGBT community.
We believe that every adult who desires to build a family has the right to do so. The LGBTQ community often faces physiologic fertility challenges that their heterosexual counterparts do not.
For this reason, Northern California Fertility Medical Center provides family building services to same-sex, same-gender and transgender individuals and their partners.
We welcome loving partners as well as individuals to learn more about the range of fertility treatments and services available to you, in order to decide which offerings are the best fit.
Some of the most relevant treatments used to achieve pregnancy include:
Scheduling a consultation with a fertility specialist is a smart first-step in LGBTQ+ family building, providing critical information for you to process, discuss and ponder as you create your fertility road map.
In most cases, lesbian and same-gender female couples use IUI or IVF to get pregnant. Things to consider include:
The woman carrying the baby, and/or providing the egg(s) will go through a thorough fertility screening to determine the best fertility treatment for the situation.
Gay and/or same-gender male couples typically use sperm from one (or both) of the partners, an egg from a known or anonymous egg donor and a gestational carrier. Typical considerations for these couples are:
Typically, we use a semen analysis to verify the sperm quantity, motility and morphology of the partner providing the sperm. The gestational carrier and egg donor will both complete a thorough fertility, medical and psychological screening to optimize your fertility chances. We will recommend a family law attorney that specializes in surrogacy.
Please contact Northern California Fertility Medical Center to learn more about your fertility and family building options. We are proud to collaborate with LGBTQ couples and individuals, making your dreams a reality as you build a happy, healthy family.