LGBTQIA+

LGBTQ+ Egg Donation

LGBTQ+ Egg Donation

What you need to know to donate eggs as an LGBTQ+ individual At our Center for LGBTQ+ Fertility, we occasionally receive questions about LGBTQ+ egg donation. We believe that not only should everyone be able to build their family, but also that everyone should be able...

Fertility Options for LGBTQ+ Women

Fertility Options for LGBTQ+ Women

Donor sperm, IVF, and shared maternity IVF When it comes to fertility options, LGBTQ+ women have several paths to build their family through collaborative reproduction. Each of these options exist on a spectrum of cost, effectiveness, and convenience. We’ve written...

Egg Donation for Gay Parents

Egg Donation for Gay Parents

Egg donation provides gay parents with a path to biological parenthood. In addition to cisgender gay men, other LGBTQ+ patients can also benefit from donor egg IVF, including cisgender women with nonviable eggs, trans women, gender-nonconforming and nonbinary people...

Gay Men and Fertility: How to Get Started

Gay Men and Fertility: How to Get Started

First steps for gay male couples to have biological kids  If you’ve been looking into the options for gay men and fertility, the process can seem overwhelming. While there are some extra considerations for male couples who want biological kids, your path can be...

What Is Shared IVF?

What Is Shared IVF?

A guide to shared IVF/co-IVF/reciprocal IVF/shared maternity “Shared IVF” (also called reciprocal IVF, co-IVF, or shared maternity) is a meaningful way for two people born with ovaries and uteruses to participate together in biological family building. How Does...

LGBTQ+ Family Building

LGBTQ+ Family Building

How to get started as a gay, lesbian, transgender, or nonbinary intended parent PNWF proudly supports LGBTQ+ family building through our Center for LGBTQ+ Fertility. We believe everyone who wants to become a parent should get the chance. We offer a wide variety of...

How Do Sperm Banks Work?

How Do Sperm Banks Work?

Sperm donor requirements, the sperm donation process, and how to use donor sperm Donor sperm is a great option for single women, LGBTQ intended parents without sperm, and men with male factor infertility; but how do sperm banks work? Sperm banks collect, freeze, and...

How to Talk to Your Child About Surrogacy

How to Talk to Your Child About Surrogacy

If you are expecting a child through a surrogate birth, it’s important to think about how you plan to talk to your child about surrogacy. This topic can seem daunting, but it may be easier than you think! Here are reasons we recommend talking to your child about surrogacy, and tips for telling them in age-appropriate, affirming ways.

PNWF Center for LGBTQ+ Fertility

PNWF Center for LGBTQ+ Fertility

The PNWF Center for LGBTQ+ Fertility provides comprehensive and inclusive care for LGBTQ+ patients interested in family building and fertility preservation. Since our founding, PNWF has always supported and cared for our LGBTQ+ community. Our Center strengthens that...