As a same-sex couple, there are certain things you need to consider when you decide you want to start a family. Factors such as your medical history, treatment options, finances, and age will all play important roles in your decision-making process. Fortunately, there are many fertility services available for same-gender couples to help you decide which treatment will best suit your family needs. To help you and your partner get closer to reaching your goal, we have provided some information below on how to begin your research and treatment planning.
Building Your Family
Talk to a Specialist
One of the most important steps is to schedule a meeting with a specialist. During your consultation, you will be informed about which fertility treatments are available to help you achieve your family goals. Your specialist may also want to examine you and your partner’s medical history to make sure your sperm is healthy. Before you come in to meet with your specialist, do some research regarding the treatments you may be interested in. Make sure to write down any questions or concerns you would like to address during your consultation.
Decide Whose Sperm to Use
Once you and your partner have talked to your fertility specialist and have chosen a treatment plan, you will need to decide whose sperm to use. You may choose to use one or both partners’ sperm. You can also decide to use donor sperm instead. Although you have the option to know who your sperm donor is, you may choose to look into anonymous donors that have been selected by a sperm bank.
Knowing Your Options
Most same-sex male couples choose an egg donor and surrogate to carry their baby. You and your partner will meet with egg donor and surrogacy coordinators to find the best option for your family needs. When choosing a surrogate, some couples may choose to have a close family member or friend to be their surrogate, while others may look into an agency. Your specialist will make sure to help you and your partner receive guidance and support throughout the entire process.
To learn more about our fertility treatment options, you can contact our office at (310) 929-6707 or schedule a personal consultation with us online today! We are here to help every couple that walks through our door.