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Dr. Zhang’s Cutting-Edge Fertility Treatment Options for LGBTQ Couples

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52102075 - smiling gay couple with child in gardenEveryone deserves the right to have a family of their own – regardless of sexual orientation. We offer cutting-edge fertility treatment options for LGBTQ couples – with no judgment. For over a decade, same sex couples have found renewed faith in realizing their dream of becoming parents to children of their own at New Hope Fertility Center.

Fertility Treatment Options

Sexual orientation bias has no place in the practice of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). New Hope Fertility Center has maintained its mission of reducing the physical, emotional, and financial toll of every patient during their quest to have a baby.

  • No sexual orientation judgments
  • No gender or transgender bias
  • No personal or religious judgments
  • No judgments toward interracial couples
  • No judgments about marital status

Our fertility specialists are renowned worldwide for consistently and evenly sharing their expertise and counsel with the LGBTQ community. We offer revolutionary ART procedures customized for every LGBTQ couple’s personal needs.

Fertility Treatment Options for Female Couples

  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) – artificial insemination using donor sperm
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) – the fertilization of one partner’s eggs with donor sperm

IUI Procedure

  • One of the partner’s monthly cycle is regulated with oral medication
  • Oral fertility medications are then prescribed to stimulate multiple egg follicle production
  • The growth of egg follicles are monitored through regular vaginal ultrasound imaging and blood tests
  • Once the egg follicles have reached a mature stage, ovulation is induced using a trigger medication – hCG – human chorionic gonadotropin
  • Ovulation triggered by hCG is timed with the insemination of a highly concentrated amount of motile donor sperm into the cervix using a very thin catheter – similar to a pap smear procedure

IVF Protocol Options:

Fertility Treatment Options for Male Couples

Gestational Surrogacy – using donor eggs to be fertilized with the sperm from one of the partners

Egg Donation – acquiring donor eggs to accomplish gestational surrogacy

Gestational surrogacy may be used to achieve a pregnancy and birth through IVF using a variety of protocols:

A surrogate match is selected by the Intended Parents through an agency specializing in gestational surrogacy – New Beginnings Surrogacy

  • Once the perfect surrogate match has been located, her cycle is regulated in preparation for embryo transfer timing
  • In sync with the surrogate’s cycle, the donor eggs thawed and fertilized with the intended father’s sperm in vitro through an intricate procedure known as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • ICSI is a procedure in which a single sperm is injected directly into the donor’s eggs
  • Once fertilization is achieved, the resulting embryos are monitored regularly for growth and development quality
  • Only a quality embryo is transferred to the surrogate’s uterus
  • Excess quality embryos can be cryopreserved for future Frozen Embryo Transfers (FET) procedures

World Renowned Fertility Specialist Serving the LGBTQ Community

It is important to work with world renowned fertility specialist having the research and clinical experience required to design a customized IVF treatment plan meeting your personal medical needs. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center – click the icon below – or call 917.525.5496.