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Discover effective gay fertility options that can help patients become parents

Our Indianapolis fertility center provides gay fertility options that support many patients in fulfilling their dream of parenthood. These options can help patients bypass various barriers to building a family. The specialists at our clinic work closely with patients to help ensure we create a customized treatment plan that meets their unique needs.

Gay fertility options can lead to the birth of a healthy baby

Gay fertility options at our clinic require patients to use an egg donor and gestational surrogate. We walk patients through each step of using these fertility treatments for gay couples.

Egg donation. As gay couples require donor eggs to build their family, we can connect them with egg donors who have undergone thorough genetic, physical and psychological screening.

Patients will review donor profiles that include photos of the donors. They can also see information about their education, ethnicity, interests, personality and health.

After donor selection, the egg donor undergoes any necessary additional testing. She then takes medication that causes multiple eggs to grow. Once the eggs reach an ideal size, the doctor retrieves the eggs during a simple procedure and sends them to the lab. Next, an embryologist fertilizes the eggs with sperm from one or both of the patients.

Following fertilization, the doctor works with the patients to determine which embryo to transfer into the uterus of the gestational surrogate.

Gestational surrogacy. In addition to using an egg donor, gay couples need to choose a gestational surrogate. We help patients gain access to high-quality surrogates.

The team at our Indianapolis fertility center is by the patient’s side for each phase of these fertility treatments for gay couples.

Why consider preimplantation genetic testing

To help ensure the gay fertility options we provide have the best chance of resulting in a healthy pregnancy, we offer preimplantation genetic testing. This testing helps us confirm that the embryo the doctor transfers into the uterus of the gestational surrogate is healthy.

PGT-A, or preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy, can determine whether an embryo is aneuploid, or has too few or too many chromosomes. Aneuploidy can cause miscarriage, failure for an embryo to implant or disorders like Turner syndrome or Down syndrome. This test can also reveal the sex of an embryo.

PGT-M, or preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic/single gene defects, allows us to screen embryos for genetic defects involving a single gene, like cystic fibrosis.

This testing involves an embryologist performing a safe embryo biopsy. The biopsy consists of the specialist removing cells from the portion of the embryo that develops into the placenta and leaving the inner cell mass that turns into the fetus untouched.

Our Indianapolis fertility center is proud to provide these fertility treatments for gay couples that often result in patients taking home a healthy baby. Contact us for more information about these treatments.