Learn how fertility treatment for same-sex male couples helps patients become parents
The Connecticut fertility specialist at our clinic provides quality fertility treatment for same-sex male couples. We support couples in fully understanding the process, which involves donor eggs and surrogacy, in addition to fertility evaluations for the man providing sperm. Our clinic also supports couples in creating a customized treatment plan that accommodates their schedule and financial circumstances.
Fertility treatment for same-sex male couples hoping to build a family
A crucial aspect of a same-sex male couple having a baby through IVF is learning more about donor eggs and surrogacy. Our clinic supports couples in understanding the roles of the egg donor and gestational surrogate, and walks them through each step of the process.
Donor eggs. One of the first steps of utilizing fertility treatment for same-sex male couples is selecting an egg donor. Park Avenue Fertility’s third party coordinator is happy to assist same-sex male couples and single men with finding the ideal donor from our in-house donor egg program.
Following donor selection, the donor receives a medical evaluation by the Connecticut fertility specialist at our clinic. After receiving medical clearance, the donor can begin the cycle. When enough of the donor’s eggs mature, the doctor retrieves them and sends them to the lab, where an embryologist fertilizes them with sperm from one of the male patients. The resulting embryos are monitored while they develop in the IVF lab, then the embryologist, physician and patients work together to choose which one is best to transfer.
Gestational surrogacy. The couple also needs to select a gestational surrogate, as this generous woman will carry the pregnancy to term. Surrogacy agencies we refer to require surrogates to meet various requirements, and monitor them closely from pre-conception to the birth of the healthy baby.
If all goes well, the surrogate becomes pregnant after the doctor transfers an embryo into her uterus during a simple procedure. Prior to the transfer, the surrogate takes medications to prepare the lining of her uterus.
The knowledgeable staff at our clinic is by the couple’s side for each step of this exciting process.
Comprehensive fertility testing for the man providing sperm
When same-sex male couples use donor eggs and surrogacy, a critical early step is an evaluation for the male patient providing sperm. These evaluations help ensure the man provides high-quality sperm that can support the development of a healthy pregnancy.
Semen analysis. Following the review of the man’s medical history, the Connecticut fertility specialist at our clinic orders a sperm test. This test allows the specialist to evaluate the patient’s sperm count, motility and morphology.
Genetic testing. Genetic testing reveals if the man is a carrier for any inheritable genetic conditions. If he is, we confirm that the egg donor is not a carrier of the same condition.
Hormone evaluation. In some cases, the doctor might order a blood test that allows him to evaluate the patient’s follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), testosterone, luteinizing hormone (LH), and prolactin. These hormones affect a man’s sperm production and sexual function.
It’s an honor for our clinic to provide quality fertility treatment for same-sex male couples and offer an additional path to parenthood. Through donor eggs and surrogacy, leading-edge technology, and experienced fertility and lab specialists, we help many same-sex male couples fulfill the dream of taking home a healthy baby.
Contact us for more information about donor eggs and surrogacy for same-sex male couples.