Our team is proud to offer a wide variety of effective LGBT fertility options
The Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine is a proud supporter of the LGBT community. As part of this role, Robert E. Anderson, M.D., offers many LGBT fertility options at his Southern California fertility center to help men and women start or grow their families.
After taking a medical history and conducting an initial evaluation, Dr. Anderson will begin the process of finding the best fertility option for you and your partner.
LGBT fertility options for women include donor sperm IUI and reciprocal IVF
When women come to our Southern California fertility center for information about LGBT fertility, they are happy to learn about the many options that are available to help them become mothers.
- With donor sperm IUI, a woman finds a sperm donor and she then undergoes the process of IUI. Dr. Anderson may recommend fertility medication for women who are over the age of 35 or who have irregular menstrual cycles.
- Reciprocal IVF allows both partners to play an active role in the pregnancy. One partner will donate her eggs and the other will carry the pregnancy and deliver the baby. The actual medical procedure is very similar to traditional IVF.
Surrogacy and donor egg IVF help gay couples become fathers
Men also come to our Southern California fertility center with questions about LGBT fertility. These future fathers are relieved to learn that they have more options than adoption, as Dr. Anderson offers family-building choices for gay couples.
- Egg donation allows a gay parent to share a biological connection with his child. An egg donor can be anonymous or she can be a friend or a family member.
- Surrogacy is the next step in the process. With this third-party reproduction process, one woman will serve as the egg donor and the other will serve as a surrogate. The surrogate will undergo IVF with the father’s sperm combined with the donor egg and she will carry the pregnancy.
Regardless of which LGBT fertility option you use to build or grow your family, you can count on Dr. Anderson to provide you with state-of-the-art fertility care and supportive guidance for every step on the path towards parenthood. The team at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine is honored to help you on your fertility journey.
If you have more questions about LGBT fertility, please contact our Southern California fertility center for more information or to schedule an appointment.