Fertility options for LGBTQ+ community

Fertility options for LGBTQ+ community

If you and your partner are in a loving relationship, you may be considering starting a family. Although adoption may seem natural, many individuals desire to try pregnancy and have a biological child. But the question then becomes what the options for LGBTQ+ couples are. For same-sex couples who want to get pregnant, there are various treatment choices and genetic tests available. Navigating fertility and starting a family as a member of the LGBTQ+ community may be a confusing and stressful journey. Our Cyprus IVF hospital is here to assist you!

Here’s a list of the various reproductive options available to LGBTQ+ individuals:

For Lesbian couple
  • Donor insemination: is when sperm is injected into the vaginal canal with a syringe. The most apparent answer to the question "how can lesbian couples get pregnant?" is to find a sperm donor. There are, however, several approaches to sperm donation. The sperm can come from someone that you know, or it can come from an anonymous donor.
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI): is similar to donor insemination, except that it uses a catheter to inject sperm into the uterus. After the procedure, the aim is that the sperm will reach the egg and result in a pregnancy. The success rate of IUI varies based on several factors, including any underlying fertility issues, the kind of sperm used, and other factors such as your age and overall health.
  • Invitro fertilization (IVF) is a fertility treatment in which doctors utilize fertility drugs to help your ovaries produce numerous eggs. To begin an IVF cycle, one spouse injects medicines into her ovaries to induce the production of mature follicles (eggs). A physician then extracts the eggs and fertilizes each mature egg with sperm from a donor. An embryo can be transferred into a uterus after being developed, while any leftover embryos can be preserved for future transfers.
  • Surrogacy: If neither spouse wants to get pregnant, or if one or both has reproductive issues, surrogacy may be an option. You can hire a gestational carrier or a conventional surrogate. These choices entail hiring a lady to undergo IVF with your egg, her egg, or a donor's egg, as well as donor sperm, to produce one or more embryos. She'll carry the pregnancy, give birth to the baby, and then you'll be granted parental rights under the terms of the legal arrangement.
For Gay couple

Egg donation and surrogacy are popular choices for gay men who want to have a child. Surrogates are frequently artificially inseminated, although donated eggs can also be fertilized through IVF and transferred to the surrogate’s uterus. Although only one man’s sperm can be used to make an embryo, many couples choose split insemination, in which half the eggs are fertilized with one man’s sperm and the other half with the other man’s sperm.

Embryo donation is also another option for gay couples to consider in our Cyprus IVF hospital.

Fertility preservation Before Gender Transition: While gender transition is a personal choice, keeping your present sperm or eggs is a practical consideration. Later in life, you’ll be able to take advantage of reproductive choices and avoid problems related to infertility.

So, here in Cyprus IVF hospital, we offer a variety of services like:

  • Egg freezing
  • Sperm freezing
  • Embryo freezing