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Trans Fertility Testing

Trans fertility testing helps patients take the next step towards parenthood

Trans fertility testing at our Indianapolis fertility center helps many patients fulfill their dream of building a family. We are able to support patients who are just beginning to transition or who have already transitioned in determining the status of their fertility. After receiving the test, the doctor can recommend transgender fertility treatments that often result in the birth of a healthy baby.

Trans fertility testing for transwomen

When a transwoman still has testes, they can often contribute sperm for an IUI or IVF cycle. There are various tests that the doctors at our Indianapolis fertility center utilize to ensure the patient has healthy sperm and no genetic issues.

Semen analysis. This test helps the doctor assess the patient’s sperm count, sperm motility (movement) and sperm morphology (shape).

Genetic testing. Genetic testing can help fertility specialists make a diagnosis in patients with issues like a low sperm count or the absence of sperm in semen that’s not due to a blockage. Genetic testing can also reveal inheritable genetic conditions.

Blood test. A blood test provides information about reproductive hormones that affect sperm production and sexual function.

Additional specialized tests. In some cases, the doctor recommends specialized evaluations like the sperm penetration assay, human zona pellucida binding test and computer-assisted semen analysis (CASA).

This trans fertility testing is an important first step in a transwoman becoming a parent.

Testing for transmen

Transmen with ovaries, fallopian tubes and a uterus can undergo testing that allows doctors to evaluate their fertility. Many transmen can then go on to develop a healthy pregnancy through transgender fertility treatments like IUI or IVF at our Indianapolis fertility center.

Bloodwork. Blood tests let the doctor assess the patient’s ovarian reserve and levels of important reproductive hormones.

Transvaginal ultrasound. An ultrasound provides information about the health of the patient’s ovaries. It can also identify whether they have any uterine abnormalities.

Preconception genetic testing. This testing can reveal inheritable genetic conditions and help the patient decide whether to consider preimplantation genetic testing with IVF

Hysterosalpingogram, or HSG. Some patients can benefit from this test that detects uterine abnormalities like adhesions, polyps and fibroids.

Surgical evaluation of infertility. The doctor might recommend a surgical evaluation like laparoscopy or hysteroscopy if they suspect endometriosis or uterine abnormalities.

Once the doctor receives the results of the trans fertility testing, they support the patients in determining the fertility treatment that will give them the best chance of taking home a healthy baby. Contact us for more information about transgender fertility treatments and tests.

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