Reproductive Services For Same Sex Couples

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Reproductive Services for Same Sex Couples or Single Adults

Posted on: December 5, 2012

Although it may seem that same sex couples and/or individuals who want to be single
parents have limited options when it comes to reproduction, modern medicine, open-minded
professionals, and state of the art technologies, can help make those dreams a reality! Our
fertility center, at IVF-Orange, is dedicated to providing reproductive services for same
sex couples and/or single adults; so they can realize their dreams of parenthood.

Lesbian pregnancies and parenting are not uncommon in this day and age. Lesbian parenting
involves special consideration including finding a sperm donor and determining which partner
will experience the pregnancy and childbirth. We provide assisted reproductive technologies so
you can benefit from our specialized services.

Our licensed, full-service laboratory offers diagnostic testing and gender selection services.
This facility also provides safe cryopreservation, which is the freezing and storage of sperm or
embryos for future use. For a lesbian pregnancy, you will need to undergo intrauterine
insemination (IUI), also known as artificial insemination, using donor sperm. Patients who wish
to create a single- or two-mother family will receive guidance on choosing direct or anonymous
sperm donors. You may decide that an anonymous donor is not for you and you may have a
friend or acquaintance that you have chosen as a sperm donor. If so, we are here to help by
providing a rigorous screening process for the specimen at our on-site andrology laboratory Lab
Services page.

Another key consideration for lesbian couples is determining which partner will carry the
pregnancy. Nowadays, lesbian couples have the option of having both individuals directly
linked to the pregnancy. In most cases, the older of the two women, will carry the baby. The
younger of the two women can be the egg donor (genetic mother), and her partner (the older
partner) could be the birth mother (egg recipient). This can happen in reverse as long as the
doctor deems it advisable or preferable to do so. In this instance, the patients will have to
undergo in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

Feel free to contact us today to learn more about our clinic. We are here to answer any
questions or concerns that you may have. IVF-Orange is committed to providing confidential
and secure guidance for your individual needs in a caring atmosphere. We look forward to
serving you!