LGBT Family Building

FSAC believes that everyone deserves to have the family of their dreams and is dedicated to helping gay, lesbian and transgender individuals or couples on their journey to parenthood. Learn about the different options FSAC provides and which one may be right for you.

FSAC offers lesbian individuals and couples several options:

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) with donor sperm

Intrauterine insemination refers to the placement of sperm directly into the uterus. IUI is performed around the time of ovulation and is a relatively simple procedure. Processed sperm is placed directly into the uterus using a small, flexible catheter. Infertility medications may be recommended prior to insemination.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

IVF involves the stimulation (development and maturation) of the eggs, the harvesting of the eggs, fertilization of those eggs with partner/donor semen in the laboratory, replacement of the fertilized eggs (embryos) through the cervix into the uterine cavity (embryo transfer-ET) and the monitoring of luteal phase and pregnancy hormones. FSAC medical and embryology staff perform all IVF-ET procedures onsite.

Choosing a sperm donor

FSAC maintains its own Egg Donor and Embryo Donation program. Well over half of our patients who utilize an egg donor conceive using our in-house donors and donated embryos. As a courtesy to our patients, FSAC charges reduced administrative fees when using one of our in-house donors or donated embryos. Couples may also decide to use semen form a known donor. We also work with multiple sperm banks and facilitate the perfect donor for you.

FSAC offers gay male individuals and couples two options:

Surrogate with Artificial Insemination (AI)

In this case the surrogate is artificially inseminated with the intended biological father’s sperm.

IVF and Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogate (in vitro fertilization)

IVF (in vitro fertilization) is used to control the ovulatory process, removing eggs from the donor’s ovaries and letting sperm fertilize them with the intended parent’s sperm (in vitro). The resulting embryos are then transferred to the surrogate’s uterus with the intent to establish a successful pregnancy.

FSAC offers transgender individuals options as well:

Egg and sperm freezing

FSAC offers transgender individuals the option to freeze sperm or eggs for their use of future fertility.