June is Pride Month, a time to reflect on and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer history. Since 2006 when The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (The Center) began tracking LGBTQ patients as a distinct demographic over 300 LGBTQ individuals and couples have been seen and over 175 babies have been born to LGBTQ families. In 1988, The Center was one of the first fertility programs in New England to operate an internal sperm bank which quickly became very popular with the local lesbian community. Since 1983 the Center has been responsible for over 12,000 live births. By applying reasonable matrixes, we would estimate the actual number of babies born to LGBTQ individuals and couples since the beginning of our program to actually exceed 1500!
The Center is an organization committed to equality and diversity. We have been avid supporters of both the New Haven and Hartford Pride celebrations as well as the Hartford Health Gay and Lesbian Collective’s annual One Big Event. We are proud to employ a number openly gay, lesbian and bi-sexual individuals.
For more information on our LGBTQ Family Building Programs, please go to this section of our website.