Trans Options for Parenthood
Advanced Fertility Care welcomes transgender men and women to our practice. We are here to help you as you start or continue your journey to becoming a parent.
Male to Female Transgender Patients
For male-to-female transgender patients, parenthood is achieved through IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) using donor eggs (fresh or frozen) along with the patient’s own sperm, a partners sperm or donor sperm and a gestational carrier. Current Arizona law mandates that the egg donor and the gestational carrier cannot be the same women.
Patients who are in the process of transitioning to a female should contact our office before under-going hormonal therapy or surgery in order to cryopreserve sperm.
Female to Male Transgender Patients
For female-to-male transgender patients, parenthood is achieved in using the patient’s own eggs or donor eggs along with a partners sperm or donor sperm and, if preferred, a gestational carrier. Depending on the situation, Artificial Insemination (IUI) can also be used with donor sperm or a partner’s sperm.
Patients who are in the process of transitioning to a male should contact our office before under-going hormonal therapy or surgery in order to freeze oocytes (eggs) for future use.
The first step to building your family is just a phone call away at (480) 874-2229. You may also send us your contact information and we will call you. Our experienced staff will happily assist you in scheduling your initial consultation in one of our 3 valley-wide offices: Mesa, Phoenix or Scottsdale.