FERTILITY TREATMENT FOR TRANSGENDER COUPLES
All transgender individuals must discontinue hormone therapy before embarking on reproduction. After discontinuation, the time needed to return to fertility is variable, and in some cases may be irreversible. Your CCRM physician will help guide you through the appropriate evaluation and timeframe for your circumstances. The various courses of treatments available vary depending on the individual situation, and could require egg or sperm donation, or a gestational carrier.
For transwomen (male to female), options include sperm cryopreservation or usage, via intrauterine insemination of a cisgender female partner. In vitro fertilization may also be recommended using partner or donor eggs or sperm and/or the partner’s uterus or gestational carrier.
For transmen (female to male), fertility options include oocyte and/or embryo cryopreservation/vitrification, with usage of partner or donor sperm. Transmen may undergo intrauterine insemination using partner or donor sperm or may require IVF using his own, a partner’s, or donor eggs. Embryos may be transferred into his own uterus, his partner’s uterus or into a gestational surrogate.
For more information about LGBTQ Family Building or other fertility treatments, please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!