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Same-Sex Male Couples

Fertility treatment for gay couples

If you are a same-sex male couple planning to build a family through fertility treatments, you will meet with your physician to discuss the details of using an egg donor and gestational carrier. The partner wishing to use his sperm will undergo a semen analysis to test motility (movement), volume, concentration, and morphology (shape) of the sperm.

SGF does not recruit gestational carriers, but your medical team will refer you to reputable agencies and attorneys who specialize in identifying gestational carriers. Once you have identified a gestational carrier and the carrier has undergone her medical and psychological screening and legal contracts are in place, you may then select an egg donor. While the majority of patients find a donor through our recruitment process, outside agencies are also an option. One of the major advantages for patients who do use SGF’s donor database is the ability to participate in the Shared Donor Egg Program to reduce cost. You may also select donors through Donor Egg Bank USA’s frozen donor egg bank.

After the donor has gone through the egg retrieval process, you and/or your partner will provide previously frozen sperm samples that the embryologist will use in the insemination of the donated eggs. Once developed, the physician will transfer the embryo to the gestational carrier.

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