All patients will have an initial physician consultation to discuss medical history, treatment options, personal fertility potential, and family building goals. The next step is diagnostic testing to discover the level of fertility in either or both partners. Once testing is complete, a comprehensive treatment plan will be developed and your journey with Vios Fertility will begin.
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- In vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Sperm donation
- Egg donation
Fertility Treatment for Lesbian Couples:
For a lesbian couple, family planning options typically include intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF). Sperm donation can be easily coordinated through a sperm bank or from a fresh donor. Some couples choose a known sperm donor while others choose their donor anonymously. Visit Resources
Sometimes one partner will choose to donate the egg and the other partner will carry the pregnancy. In this scenario the eggs are harvested from the first partner through IVF, then a fertilized embryo is transferred to the second partner.
Fertility Treatment for Gay Couples:
Gay couples are able to build their families by using a combination of donor egg, their own sperm, and a surrogate. The egg donor and surrogate can be anonymous or a person known to the intended parents. Once the donor and surrogate are chosen, our doctors will use IVF to fertilize the donor eggs with sperm from the intended parent(s). An embryo is then transferred to the gestational carrier.
Egg donor and surrogate agencies:
The egg donors and surrogates are selected through specialized agencies that carry out the initial recruitment and screening of candidates, provide referrals to attorneys who specialize in reproductive law, and help administer the arrangements. All egg donor and surrogate candidates must undergo a complete medical and psychological evaluation, and consult with a Reproductive Attorney prior to initiating fertility treatments. Visit Resources