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LGBTQ Family Building Options For Transgender People

Becoming A Parent with Coastal Fertility

Parenthood is a wonderful, life-changing journey everyone has the right to experience, whether you identify as a man or as a woman.

Our fertility clinic is a top provider of progressive reproductive technologies to the members of the transgender community. We offer a wide range of fertility options to help you realize your dreams of having a family. No matter the stage you are in your family building journey, our team of experts will be there to support and guide you through every step of the way.

Knowing Your Options

Before you commence this highly rewarding journey, it is very important to find a fertility doctor and a reputable fertility clinic you are comfortable with. Here, at Coastal Fertility, your parenthood journey will start with a free initial consultation. This will enable us to discuss your options and create a personalized plan, allowing you to proceed with confidence.

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More Than Transgender Family Building

Aside from providing valuable treatment information for LGTB patients, our fertility experts also advise and provide necessary resources for parents whose teenage kids are considering a medical transition. We are always willing to assist you if you need our help and can let you know the fertility preservation options available for you before your transitioning.

We are seeing big advancements in the transgender community concerning insurance coverage for fertility treatment. Your initial consultation will include a thorough assessment of your insurance benefits to find out whether your benefits package includes coverage for egg freezing if you are a transgender man or sperm freezing if you are a transgender woman.

No matter whether you are a transitioning trans male or female, it’s very important to plan for the journey ahead.

Hormone Therapy 101

Testosterone brings about significant changes in the human body. These may include preventing ovulation and the production of female eggs. If you have started a hormonal transition, you have to go off testosterone to let the eggs in your ovaries grow and mature again. The return of normal menstruations indicates that ovaries have gone back to their normal function. Although fertility can be restored after going off testosterone, there is no 100% guarantee.

Trans men who still have a uterus can carry a pregnancy to full term, but they will need to stop taking testosterone since it can hinder the growth of the baby in the womb.

Freezing Your Eggs

Also known as oocyte preservation, egg freezing is a good family-building option for trans men who want to use their own eggs to create a genetically-linked baby in the future. Since the number and quality of female eggs decrease with age, the younger you are when you freeze your eggs, the higher the probability of a successful conception later in the future. You can freeze your eggs for as long as you want, and the health of the frozen eggs will remain unchanged without declining in quality with time.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

If You Don’t Have A Partner

Before medical transitioning and beginning hormone therapy, there is an option to get pregnant through IUI (intrauterine insemination) using a donor’s sperm.

If Your Partner Is A Cisgender Woman

If you are partnered with a cis woman, you can use your frozen eggs to create embryos. These embryos are then transferred into the womb of your spouse, who will carry the pregnancy and deliver the baby (Reciprocal IVF or Partner Assisted IVF). You will need donor sperm to conceive in this case.

If Your Partner Is A Cisgender Man

The sperm of your partner will be used to fertilize your frozen eggs. In this case, you may also need a gestational surrogate to help you carry the pregnancy.

If Your Partner Is A Trans Woman

If your partner is a trans woman, your eggs can be fertilized with sperm from your partner or a donor to create embryos, which are transferred to the womb of a gestational surrogate who is going to carry the pregnancy.

If Your Partner Is A Trans Man

If your spouse is a trans man, your eggs can be fertilized with the sperm of a donor to create embryos. The embryo formed can then be implanted in the womb of a surrogate who will carry the pregnancy.

Whether you identify as a male or as a female, you need to plan ahead if you are looking to build a family.
This is also true for transitioning transgender women who would like the option to have a biological child later
in the future.

Available Treatment Options

Before Hormonal Transition:

Sperm Banking

Sperm banking is a very good option step to take if you want to grow a family before beginning your hormonal
therapy and gender confirmation surgery. If you would like to freeze your sperm after starting your hormone
transition, you would need to go off the therapy for a short while so that you can produce a viable specimen.

If Your Partner Is A Cisgender Woman

If your spouse is a cis woman, the simplest option is to conceive naturally through regular and timed sexual
intercourse. But if you or your partner is dealing with an infertility issue, your health insurance may cover the
costs of treatment.

After Hormonal Transition:

If Your Partner is A Cisgender Woman

Conception is attempted by using your sperm to fertilize the eggs of your partner through in-vitro fertilization
(IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI).

No matter whether you are a transitioning trans male or female, it’s very important to plan for the journey ahead.

Hormone Therapy 101

Testosterone brings about significant changes in the human body. These may include preventing ovulation and the production of female eggs. If you have started a hormonal transition, you have to go off testosterone to let the eggs in your ovaries grow and mature again. The return of normal menstruations indicates that ovaries have gone back to their normal function. Although fertility can be restored after going off testosterone, there is no 100% guarantee.

Trans men who still have a uterus can carry a pregnancy to full term, but they will need to stop taking testosterone since it can hinder the growth of the baby in the womb.

Freezing Your Eggs

Also known as oocyte preservation, egg freezing is a good family-building option for trans men who want to use their own eggs to create a genetically-linked baby in the future. Since the number and quality of female eggs decrease with age, the younger you are when you freeze your eggs, the higher the probability of a successful conception later in the future. You can freeze your eggs for as long as you want, and the health of the frozen eggs will remain unchanged without declining in quality with time.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

If You Don’t Have A Partner

Before medical transitioning and beginning hormone therapy, there is an option to get pregnant through IUI (intrauterine insemination) using a donor’s sperm.

If Your Partner Is A Cisgender Woman

If you are partnered with a cis woman, you can use your frozen eggs to create embryos. These embryos are then transferred into the womb of your spouse, who will carry the pregnancy and deliver the baby (Reciprocal IVF or Partner Assisted IVF). You will need donor sperm to conceive in this case.

If Your Partner Is A Cisgender Man

The sperm of your partner will be used to fertilize your frozen eggs. In this case, you may also need a gestational surrogate to help you carry the pregnancy.

If Your Partner Is A Trans Woman

If your partner is a trans woman, your eggs can be fertilized with sperm from your partner or a donor to create embryos, which are transferred to the womb of a gestational surrogate who is going to carry the pregnancy.

If Your Partner Is A Trans Man

If your spouse is a trans man, your eggs can be fertilized with the sperm of a donor to create embryos. The embryo formed can then be implanted in the womb of a surrogate who will carry the pregnancy.

Whether you identify as a male or as a female, you need to plan ahead if you are looking to build a family.
This is also true for transitioning transgender women who would like the option to have a biological child later
in the future.

Available Treatment Options

Before Hormonal Transition:

Sperm Banking

Sperm banking is a very good option step to take if you want to grow a family before beginning your hormonal
therapy and gender confirmation surgery. If you would like to freeze your sperm after starting your hormone
transition, you would need to go off the therapy for a short while so that you can produce a viable specimen.

If Your Partner Is A Cisgender Woman

If your spouse is a cis woman, the simplest option is to conceive naturally through regular and timed sexual
intercourse. But if you or your partner is dealing with an infertility issue, your health insurance may cover the
costs of treatment.

After Hormonal Transition:

If Your Partner is A Cisgender Woman

Conception is attempted by using your sperm to fertilize the eggs of your partner through in-vitro fertilization
(IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI).

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