Fertility Services for the LGBTQ+ Community
The NYU Langone Fertility Center is proud to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals and couples to help you realize your dream of starting or expanding your family.
We invite you to learn more about our services, including intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF), and the use of donor eggs, donor sperm, and gestational carriers, also known as surrogacy.
After an initial consultation with one of our fertility specialists, we conduct diagnostic testing to determine the fertility potential of you and your partner. Based on this information, your medical team develops a treatment protocol that is most likely to lead to a successful pregnancy.
After diagnostic testing, we require that you consult with a clinical psychologist. This is required for everyone, including those in the LGBTQ+ community, who is using donor sperm, donor eggs, or a gestational carrier. This protocol is part of American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s standards of care regarding fertility treatment.
Using donor eggs or sperm requires medical testing of the donor to ensure that he or she is in good health. This includes a physical exam, health history questionnaire, and blood testing for diseases that could affect a pregnancy, such as HIV. If you are working with a gestational carrier, she is required to submit to the same testing. This is mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).