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LGBTQ+ Family Building at Johns Hopkins Fertility Center

We are committed to helping same-sex couples, transgender couples and single individuals of the LBGTQ+ community on their journey to parenthood. Using the latest assisted reproductive technology, we offer a range of treatment options that help you reach your goal.

Our team uses a collaborative approach to fertility care. Our fertility specialists, nurse practitioners, nurses, third-party reproduction coordinators and fellows work together to provide the best care that meets your unique goals and needs.


Same-Sex and Transgender Fertility Treatment Options

  • Donor Egg Treatment

    Donor egg treatment is the use of donor eggs to achieve pregnancy. Same-sex male couples, for example, may wish to use donor eggs that they fertilize with either partner’s sperm.

  • Donor Sperm Treatment

    Donor sperm, often used in same-sex female couples, refers to the use of sperm from either a known donor (for example, a friend or partner’s family member) or anonymous donor (usually from a donor sperm bank).

  • Fertility Preservation

    We offer a range of fertility preservation and family-building options, such as sperm banking and egg freezing, for transgender individuals and couples before, during or after medical or surgical transition.

  • Gestational Carrier (Surrogacy)

    A gestational carrier is a person who carries a baby throughout pregnancy for another person. Gestational carriers can be someone you know or someone selected with the assistance of a third-party reproduction lawyer or a gestational carrier agency.

  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

    A lower cost, minimally invasive procedure where sperm is inserted directly into the uterus. It is often the first treatment option pursued in same-sex female couples using donor sperm.

  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

    A highly successful treatment option where eggs are fertilized with sperm in a lab and then transferred into the uterus of either the individual or a surrogate.