Fertility Preservation/Family Building for Transgender Individuals

For those planning on transitioning and wishing to have a genetic link to their children, there are medical, legal, financial and ethical obstacles that need special attention and knowledge to overcome, including special considerations for individuals under age 18 pursuing fertility preservation for the future. Our experts can help patients determine what is best for their particular situation. In addition to the range of advanced medical technologies we offer, we can also guarantee the highest level of skill and expertise in successfully using them.

Male to Female

For those assigned male at birth, your sperm will need to be used to make a genetic connection to your child. The first step is to freeze your sperm for future use. Ideally this should be done before hormone transition. If you have been on hormones such as puberty blockers or estrogen for a long time, you may need HCG and/or ICSI in order to obtain sperm for fertility.

Partner has a uterus and ovaries. Your partner would have either IUI or IVF using your sperm. You would then also have the option to freeze embryos for future use.

Partner has sperm or neither sperm or ovaries. When you are ready for children, you would use both an egg donor and a gestational carrier and then IVF with your sperm.

Female to Male

For those assigned female at birth, the eggs you were born with enable you to have a genetically linked child. Your own current eggs can be used if still present and healthy, or your previously frozen eggs can be thawed and used for the options below.

If you have a uterus and wish to carry the baby, one option is to have IUI or IVF using donor sperm. Another option is to have IVF using donor sperm but freeze all embryos, and these embryos can later be transferred to your uterus.

If you do not have a uterus, or do not wish to carry the baby, one option is to have IVF using donor sperm. Another option is to have IVF using donor sperm but freeze all embryos; these embryos can later be transferred to a gestational carrier.

In these scenarios, “donor” sperm could be from your partner, assuming your partner has viable sperm, and “gestational carrier” could be  your partner, assuming your partner has a uterus.

Our team has considerable experience in this wide range of advanced medical technologies, and also with the personalized care and support needed to start a family. We have been nationally recognized for our success, compassion and commitment.

Please call us at 844-467-3483 to schedule an appointment to discuss how we can help with your family building plans.