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Fertility Options for Lesbian Couples Who Want to Start a Family

Posted on June 20th, 2017

Today there are many different fertility options for lesbian couples who desire to have a baby.

The simplest option is to do an IUI (intrauterine insemination) which is performed using donor sperm. The sperm donor may be selected through a family member or friend and is common for couples that desire to know the baby’s father. The other option is select an anonymous donor through a sperm bank where they only provide basic information about each donor.

IVF (in-vitro fertilization) with donor sperm is recommended for patients with fertility issues. Reciprocal IVF is an option that allows both partners to feel actively involved and connected in the process. This involves one partner providing the egg and the other carrying the pregnancy.

Donor eggs can be utilized with IVF for women who are unable to use their own eggs for conception but can still carry a child in their uterus. Gestational carriers are also an option in cases where both women cannot carry the pregnancy.

Aspire Fertility is proud to help lesbian couples create their families through the assistance of fertility treatments.


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