- Posted On: August 27, 2012
- Categories: Informational Articles
Starting a family is a goal of many same-sex pregnancy partners, and Oregon Reproductive Medicine can be a great ally in achieving that pregnancy goal. At ORM, we have dedicated staff, facilities, and reproductive technology to help couples of all kind start a family of their own.
ORM has a proven track record in helping same-sex couples achieve a pregnancy and begin the family they’ve always wanted – currently, we have a success rate of 85% for Donor Egg/Gestational success. While the process of selecting an egg donor, sperm donor, or gestational carrier for a same-sex pregnancy can seem complex and overwhelming, our fertility specialists have a history of success for all types of individuals and couples looking to become pregnant, and the capacity to complete the process smoothly and successfully.
Female Same-Sex Pregnancy Options
If you are a female couple, the first step will be deciding who will donate sperm – a sperm donor can be a male friend or family member or found through a reputable sperm bank. Next, the couple needs to decide which individual (if either) will provide the egg, as well as who (if either) will be the gestational carrier. Once these decisions have been made, the eggs can be fertilized via artificial insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Gay Men Same-Sex Pregnancy Options
For same-sex male couples looking to have children, they must find both an egg donor, as well as a gestational carrier (also known as a surrogate) to carry the pregnancy. The eggs can be fertilized with the sperm of one or both partners, or that of a selected third party, via artificial insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Beginning a family is a dream of many couples, both gay and straight. Same-sex pregnancy should have the same focus and attention as traditional pregnancy, and Oregon Reproductive Medicine can help guide gay and lesbian couples through their same-sex pregnancy options: from selecting egg and sperm donors to the protection of your legal rights as a same-sex couple. You can find out more about LGBTQ pregnancy options at a free informational seminar, where doctors from Oregon Reproductive Medicine answer all your questions and discuss the promising treatments now available.