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LGBTQ & FAMILY BUILDING

SUPPORTING YOU THROUGH YOUR JOURNEY

We value family. And we strive to do all we can to provide compassionate fertility care in a supportive, inclusive and forward-thinking environment to all couples and members of the LGBTQ community. Because we know that the pursuit of parenthood isn’t always easy, and we’re here to help you achieve your dream of family.
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BUILDS A FAMILY

Not all paths towards family are the same, and some are more challenging to navigate than others, but we have the experience and resources to make the process smooth and transparent, no matter what yours may be.

Support is key, and for those pursuing egg/embryo donation or utilization of a gestational carrier, you can expect individualized guidance and support from our dedicated 3rd party reproduction coordinator, Lindsay Polowczuk, who we couldn’t feel more fortunate to have as a part of the team at PREG. Her experience, enthusiasm, diligence, and attention to detail is unmatched, and a highlight of the experience you can expect at PREG. Emotional and interpersonal challenges are sometimes difficult to fully anticipate, and, for that reason, it’s important to us to help coordinate pre-treatment counseling with a licensed professional who has special interest in and a great deal of experience with reproductive matters. Legal counseling, planning, and representation often becomes essential, and coordination with professionals who know exactly how to meet your needs is an integrated part of the treatment experience at PREG.

treatment options for

LGBTQ FAMILIES

FOR SINGLE MEN AND GAY MALE COUPLES

Fertility treatment is uniquely multi-faceted for single men or those in gay relationships, and we at PREG hope that, rather than being intimidated by the seeming complexity, you will schedule an appointment to discuss the process and your options. In addition to offering a donor egg program, we work with all accredited egg donor agencies and donor egg banks as well as gestational carrier agencies and have the legal resources to coordinate the process, no matter the state in which you may live.

FOR SINGLE WOMEN AND LESBIAN COUPLES

Women in same-sex relationships have a multitude of options when it comes to building or adding to your family, and we’re here to assist you in determining what option is ideal. Treatment typically involves utilization of donor sperm (from known donors or via accredited donor sperm banks), and we encourage you to schedule an appointment to discuss the nuances of the process. Regarding utilization of donor sperm, treatment may be relatively simple when it comes to donor insemination or more complex (but also more efficient) when IVF is featured in a treatment plan. When it comes to IVF, even more options arise, including traditional IVF (eggs from one woman/member of a couple with the same to carry the pregnancy) and reciprocal/co-IVF (eggs from one member of a couple with a plan for the other to carry the pregnancy. With either, intravaginal culture (featuring INVOcell®) may be considered, which offers an opportunity for cost savings. As you can see, the options are many, and we’re ready to help you learn more.

FOR TRANSGENDER INDIVIDUALS

For individuals who have already undergone or are planning transition or couples with at least one member being transgender, reproductive considerations are important and the options many. Both egg and sperm banking are available at PREG along with a comprehensive range of reproductive treatment options.

FERTILITY OPTIONS AND SUPPORT FOR LGBTQ COUPLES AT PREG

EGG DONATION (INCLUDING IN-HOUSE PROGRAM)

EMBRYO DONATION (INCLUDING IN-HOUSE PROGRAM)

DONOR SPERM INSEMINATION

IVF (INCLUDING TRADITIONAL, RECIPROCAL, AND INTRAVAGINAL CULTURE/INVOCELL)

UTILIZATION OF GESTATIONAL CARRIERS

EGG AND SPERM BANKING

INDIVIDUALIZED CYCLE COORDINATION/MANAGEMENT/SUPPORT

LEGAL AND FAMILY COUNSELING SERVICES

understanding your

FINANCIAL OPTIONS

We understand that financial matters may seem daunting when it comes to fertility treatment. Our team of financial counselors are highly experienced, committed, and here to ensure that you feel fully informed every step of the way. We have contracts with all major insurance carriers and are recognized as a Center of Excellence by those which make such a designation. Financing options are available, no question is too small, and we’re ready to serve as your advocate to find a financial plan that works for you.

thoughts and insights from the

PREG TEAM

FROM THE BLOG:

Dr. Tarnawa discusses reproductive options for single men and those in same-sex relationships

Dr. Payne discusses treatment options for LGBTQ families.

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SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

We know that facing fertility challenges is a difficult, stressful and lonely time. Many of us have been where you are now and know the tremendous amount of strength it takes to make that first step. We’re all here for you at PREG and look forward to meeting you very soon.

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