CCRM is proud to help transgender and gender non-conforming members of the LGBTQ+ community who are interested in becoming parents or growing their families.
Prior to gender-affirming hormone and/or surgical treatments, speak to your physician about freezing your sperm or eggs before undergoing any treatment that may affect your fertility.
TRANS FAMILY BUILDING
Trans men and trans women 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 time frame 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 surrogate.
Fertility Treatment Options for Trans Women
For trans women, options include sperm cryopreservation (freezing) or usage via intrauterine insemination (IUI) of a cisgender female partner. In vitro fertilization (IVF) may also be recommended using partner or donor eggs or sperm and/or the partner’s uterus or gestational carrier.
Fertility Treatment Options for Trans Men
For trans men, fertility options include egg and/or embryo freezing (cryopreservation), using his partner’s sperm or donor sperm. Trans men may undergo IUI 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!
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