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LGBTGIA Family Planning Options

LGBTGIA Family Planning Options

Whether you are starting your family or adding to it, the Carolinas Fertility Institute providers and staff can help you understand your options and proceed with a plan to reach your parenting dreams.

All patients will have an initial consultation with their physician to discuss their medical history, potential treatment options and financial options. Your physician will order diagnostic testing and screening to develop an individualized treatment plan.

Find a Fertility Plan That Meets Your Needs

We’ve put together a list to help you find the options that are available at the Carolinas Fertility Institute. All the options meet Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. The FDA testing and screening and donor eligibility determination is required in most situations. Psychological screening is recommended with any patient using a donor or a gestational carrier. Parenting Agreements are required for directed tissue donation and when using a gestational carrier, as well as most other situations.

Lesbian Couple or Single Woman

• Anonymous sperm donor with intrauterine inseminations or in vitro fertilization
• Directed or anonymous embryo donation
• Adoption

Gay Couple or Single Man

• Anonymous or directed embryo donation with a gestational carrier
• Anonymous or directed egg donor with gestational carrier
• Adoption

Bisexual Couple

• Multiple options discussed at consultation

Transgender Man with Woman Partner

• Anonymous sperm donor and intrauterine insemination
• Anonymous sperm donor and in vitro fertilization
• Directed or anonymous embryo donation
• Egg or embryo freezing
• Discontinue hormones for intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization with donor sperm
and/or to carry the pregnancy
• If no partner, freeze your eggs or use donor eggs, sperm donor, or donor embryo, and a
gestational carrier
• Adoption

Transgender Man with Man Partner

• Freeze your eggs for future fertilization and use of a gestational carrier
• In vitro fertilization with partner’s sperm or donor sperm and use of a gestational carrier
• Discontinue hormones for intercourse, intrauterine insemination, or in vitro fertilization and/or to carry the pregnancy
• Egg donation with partner’s sperm or donor sperm and use of a gestational carrier
• If no partner, freeze your eggs or use donor eggs, partner or donor sperm, or donor embryo and a gestational carrier
• Adoption

Transgender Woman with Woman Partner

• Freeze sperm for future use in partner
• Anonymous donor sperm
• Directed or anonymous embryo donation
• In vitro fertilization with donor sperm
• If no partner, freeze sperm or use donor sperm or embryo donation and use a gestational carrier
• Adoption

Transgender Woman with Man Partner

• Directed or anonymous egg donor with use of a gestational carrier
• Directed or anonymous embryo donation with use of a gestational carrier
• If no partner, freeze sperm or use donor sperm, or embryo donation, and use a gestational carrier

Carolinas Fertility Institute is your ally and will be here to help you in achieving your Parenting Dreams!