At Pacific Reproductive Center, we are firm believers in everyone’s right to build a loving family. Our dedication to providing the best fertility tools, education, and resources to potential parents of all backgrounds is uncompromising. Whether you identify as cisgender, trans, or non-binary, we will be proud to help you fulfill your dream of welcoming a beautiful baby into your home.
We understand that reproductive choices for members of the trans community can be complex and both medically and emotionally challenging. While numerous options can yield excellent results, they might not align with your identity or transition care. We provide compassionate support for potential parents who need to navigate their desire for a family with their medical necessities.
There are several LGBTQ fertility choices for potential parents in the LGBTQ community. These include:
Your family’s composition and biological characteristics will help determine the most efficient and effective course for your reproductive goals. Our team of fertility specialists will happily guide you through the different procedures.
Donor Sperm (IUI)
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure that introduces sperm directly into the uterus using a narrow, flexible tube. This is a more efficient process than traditional insemination because the distance the sperm travels to the ovum is significantly shortened. Donor sperm is an excellent, minimally invasive treatment plant for potential young parents born female.
IUI is a relatively simple procedure that doesn’t require anesthesia. Before the IUI process, the patient undertaking the pregnancy can take medications that facilitate ovulation and raise the number of mature eggs. The donor semen undergoes a procedure commonly known as “sperm washing,” a centrifugal process that isolates the healthiest, most active sperm in preparation for insemination.
Reciprocal IVF, also known as partner IVF or shared motherhood, is an in-vitro fertilization process that allows each partner in couples who were born female to participate in the resulting pregnancy. This treatment requires one partner to act as the egg donor, with the other partner undertaking the pregnancy. The donor egg is fertilized using standard IVF protocols using donor sperm.
The option of using donor eggs could help couples across genders achieve pregnancy. While it is a commonly used treatment protocol for potential parents born male, it is also an excellent option for couples born female who cannot produce viable eggs.
The participation of a gestational carrier will be necessary for couples born male and certain couples born female. We are more than happy to assist you in accessing surrogate services.
The team at PRC is prepared to support LGBTQ fertility and reproductive goals with dignity, sensitivity, and respect. We look forward to helping you on your journey to parenthood.