Egg Freezing and Sperm Freezing for Transitioning Individuals: Those who are planning to transition can undergo fertility preservation prior to starting the transition process as surgery and hormones can impact the integrity of their original reproductive organs.
Artificial Intrauterine insemination (IUI): Artificial insemination uses sperm either from a known friend, partner or from a donor. Please read our page on IUI for more details on this procedure.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): Please read our page on IVF for more details on this procedure. This can be done with donor sperm, donor eggs, donor embryos or some same-sex female couples prefer to pursue Reciprocal IVF.
Reciprocal IVF: One partner supplies the eggs to be used for IVF, while the other partner is the carrier of the pregnancy. You can read more about this on our Lesbian Couples Page.
Donor Eggs: If a woman is unable to conceive using her own eggs or if you’re a same sex male couple, donor eggs can be used with IVF. The donor egg is combined with donor or your partner’s sperm, and the resulting embryo(s) is transferred to the intended mother or gestational surrogate’s uterus.
Donor Embryos: When a couple or individual undergoes IVF, they are able to cryopreserve any embryos not transferred during that cycle. If they do not use them for any reason, they have the option to donate them so others can use them to be transferred to the intended mother or a surrogate.
Surrogacy: Surrogacy is when a woman who is not genetically related to an embryo agrees to be a gestational carrier and carry a pregnancy for a couple and/or individual.
For more information on the numerous fertility treatments and family building options offered at Wilcox Fertility, please continue to review other areas of our site or to inquire about financial information, please don’t hesitate to contact us via our online form or call us at 626.657.9327.