LGBT Family Building – Fertility Treatment at HFI
Houston Fertility Institute (HFI) believes that everyone should be able to pursue their dream to have a family and is proud to serve the LGBT community and their family building needs. HFI has extensive experience providing same-sex couples with all levels of fertility treatments. Together with your physician, you will decide which treatments best meet your goals on the path to parenthood.
We know that the process of fertility evaluation and treatment can be intimidating and often confusing. The healthcare providers at HFI are dedicated to help you understand all of your options and to explain the steps involved in your initial evaluation and chosen treatment plan. In order to make this process even smoother and less stressful, we also have a dedicated team that we call our Third Party Reproduction Department. This experienced three-person team helps with patients using donor sperm, donor eggs, and/or gestational carriers in conjunction with the clinical teams located at each office in the Houston area.
We offer a wide variety of treatment cycles to our same sex partners ranging from low cost natural cycle IUI (Intrauterine Inseminations) to IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). HFI is also proud to have its own large Donor Egg Bank; one of the only donor egg banks in the southern region of the United States. This means either frozen or fresh eggs are readily available from a large number of diverse and rigorously screened donors. We also work with a few of the best Surrogacy Agencies in Houston and are happy to help you find a Surrogacy Team that can help you along through the selection process and to provide you with referrals to attorneys and with assistance in navigating the legal aspects of third party reproduction. Texas is also a surrogacy friendly state.
Below is a quick overview of some of the treatment cycles that we can offer our LGBT patients:
- Natural Cycle with Insemination (IUI) of Donor Sperm
- Ovulation Induction with Insemination (IUI) of Donor Sperm
- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Cycles including those cycles involving donor egg, donor sperm, and/or gestational carrier (surrogates)
- Reciprocal IVF Cycles using one partner’s eggs and the other partner’s uterus, giving lesbian couples the opportunity to physically share in the pregnancy
- Management of Treatment Cycles for Patients with Chronic Infectious Disease including HIV
The first step is a consultation visit with any one of our physicians to go over your medical history, review the appropriate fertility testing, and discuss potential treatment options. This can be done at any one of our twelve office locations. Our goal is help you navigate the process and help you accomplish your family building dreams!