Diamond Bar, CA.

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Family Building for Trans and Gender Couples

Our physicians and clinical specialists are committed to supporting trans and gender-diverse individuals and couples on their fertility journey. Trans couples or individuals with eggs who do not produce sperm that would like to achieve pregnancy will primarily have two treatment options: intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF). Trans couples and individuals with sperm who do not produce eggs and would like to achieve pregnancy typically pursue IVF with egg donation. If trans couples or individuals are unable to carry a pregnancy, then the team at AFMC will assist with gestational surrogacy. Our physicians have worked with hundreds of trans and gender-diverse individuals and couples to provide comprehensive information about which treatment is best for you.

Services for Individuals with Eggs

IUI (Intrauterine Insemination)

IUI involves placing concentrated sperm into the uterus around the time of ovulation.

IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)

IVF involves retrieving eggs and sperm, fertilizing them in an AFMC laboratory to create embryos, and then placing a healthy embryo into the uterus to achieve pregnancy.

Co-IVF

If you and your partner(s) are interested in using a healthy sperm donor, co-in vitro fertilization (Co-IVF) is the newest fertility treatment that affords multiple partners the chance to participate physically in the reproductive process.

Gestational Surrogacy

Gestational surrogacy is a process in which an individual who did not provide the egg used in conception carries the pregnancy and gives birth to a baby for another person or couple.

Services for Individuals with Sperm

IUI (Intrauterine Insemination)

IUI involves placing concentrated sperm into the uterus around the time of ovulation.

IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)

IVF involves retrieving eggs and sperm, fertilizing them in an AFMC laboratory to create embryos, and then placing a healthy embryo into the uterus to achieve pregnancy.

Co-IVF

If you and your partner(s) are interested in using a healthy sperm donor, co-in vitro fertilization (Co-IVF) is the newest fertility treatment that affords multiple partners the chance to participate physically in the reproductive process.

Gestational Surrogacy

Gestational surrogacy is a process in which an individual who did not provide the egg used in conception carries the pregnancy and gives birth to a baby for another person or couple.

Egg Donor Conception

Gestational surrogacy is a process in which an individual who did not provide the egg used in conception carries the pregnancy and gives birth to a baby for another person or couple.

Services for Those Who Have Had Bottom Surgery

IUI (Intrauterine Insemination)

IUI involves placing concentrated sperm into the uterus around the time of ovulation.

IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)

IVF involves retrieving eggs and sperm, fertilizing them in an AFMC laboratory to create embryos, and then placing a healthy embryo into the uterus to achieve pregnancy.

Co-IVF

If you and your partner(s) are interested in using a healthy sperm donor, co-in vitro fertilization (Co-IVF) is the newest fertility treatment that affords multiple partners the chance to participate physically in the reproductive process.

Gestational Surrogacy

Gestational surrogacy is a process in which an individual who did not provide the egg used in conception carries the pregnancy and gives birth to a baby for another person or couple.

For Those Taking Hormones

Individuals Taking Testosterone

  • Trans people with eggs who are taking testosteroneToday, there is only limited data regarding the impact of high levels of testosterone on egg health. That’s why we encourage trans and gender-diverse individuals who have started gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) to stop taking testosterone for at least three months before fertility treatment so that you have the best possible chance of achieving your fertility and family-building goals.
  • While there is data on how high levels of testosterone can impact egg health, it is still minimal. At AFMC, to have the best chance to achieve your fertility and family-building, we recommend that trans and gender-diverse individuals who have started gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) with testosterone stop for at least three months before fertility treatment.
  • AFMC has helped hundreds achieve pregnancy with the help of gestational surrogacy. The team works with concierge services that expertly guide intended parents through the surrogacy process. Together, they organize the medical screening of potential surrogates, review candidates to help determine eligibility, and coordinate treatment and transfer cycles between the egg donor and surrogate.

Individuals Taking Estrogen

For Those Not Taking Hormones and Have Not Had Bottom Surgery

Individuals with Eggs

  • Options before bottom surgery and while not taking testosterone. Trans individuals with eggs who have not had bottom surgery and have also not started Hormone Replacement Therapy have many options to consider, including intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), and reciprocal IVF (Co-IVF).
  • Suppose you are a trans individual with eggs and have not had bottom surgery or Hormone Replacement Therapy. In that case, you have many options to consider to achieve pregnancy, including intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), and reciprocal IVF (Co-IVF).

Individuals with Eggs Sperm

  • Options before bottom surgery and while not taking testosterone. Trans individuals with eggs who have not had bottom surgery and have also not started Hormone Replacement Therapy have many options to consider, including intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), and reciprocal IVF (Co-IVF).
  • Suppose you are a trans individual with eggs and have not had bottom surgery or Hormone Replacement Therapy. In that case, you have many options to consider to achieve pregnancy, including intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), and reciprocal IVF (Co-IVF).

For Those Who Have Had Bottom Surgery

No Longer Producing Gametes

  • At AFMC, we help trans and gender-diverse individuals and couples build their families regardless of where they are in their transition. If you and your partner have already undergone bottom surgery and no longer produce gametes, our team of experts will assist you in finding an egg and sperm donor.
  • If needed, our team can also assist you in finding a gestational surrogate. The team at AFMC works with a concierge service that expertly guides intended people through the surrogacy process. The team organizes the medical screening of potential surrogates, reviews candidates to help determine eligibility, and coordinates treatment and transfer cycles between the egg donor and surrogate.

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