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Fertility Treatment Options for LGBTQ Patients

lgbtFertility CARE: The IVF Center offers several fertility treatment options for gay and lesbian patients looking to have a family. We offer procedures that include ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination, donor sperm, egg donation, and in virto fertilization (IVF) and gestational carriers. We will never discriminate based on our patients’ living arrangement or sexual preference.

We offer a caring environment where all of our patients are provided with the most professional, individualized care, and are treated with the utmost respect. Mark P. Trolice, M.D., FACOG, FACS, FACE has been offering fertility treatments to same-sex partners since his doors opened in Winter Park in 2003. Our IVF success rates are among the highest in the country and we offer affordable pricing options. We want your journey to parenthood to be pleasant and stress free.

Reproductive Options for Lesbian Women

Lesbian single women have the option to conceive with the treatment of an intrauterine insemination with donor sperm. However, prior to treatment, the patient is evaluated to determine if there are any abnormalities that may interfere with conception. For older women, hormonal treatments might be prescribed in conjunction with an insemination.

IVF may offer the best chance for conception. For more information on IVF, please review the on the IVF pageEgg donation is also an option to consider depending on the patients egg quality, as egg quality and quantity diminishes with age.

For lesbian couples, one partner may choose to donate the egg and the other partner will carry the pregnancy. In order to accomplish this, IVF is necessary, as the partner donating the egg would be stimulated with hormones and have her eggs harvested and fertilized, and then transferred into the other partner’s uterus. However, if one partner is providing the eggs and carrying the pregnancy, IVF may not be necessary. Instead, intrauterine insemination can be performed, that may or may not require hormonal treatment, depending on the woman’s chances of conceiving. Sperm used to fertilize the eggs can be from a friend or anonymous donor through a sperm bank. Visit SpermBankDirectory.com to locate sperm banks across the country.

Gay Couples

As the number of gay couples with a desire to achieve biological parenthood grows, there has been a growing demand for IVF to achieve the goal of having a family. Through the services of egg donation, ovulation induction of egg donors, and the use of gestational carriers (surrogates), it is now common to utilize IVF to achieve a successful pregnancy.

Gay couples require the services of an egg donor who provides the eggs as well as a gestational carrier (surrogate) who carries the pregnancy. The eggs can be fertilized with the sperm of one or both partners in our on-site laboratory through the a process called ICSI. The embryos are then transferred into the gestational carrier’s uterus. The resulting baby is genetically unrelated to the carrier. The surrogate may be a friend, family member or hired through a surrogacy agency.

Sperm Donation, Egg Donation and Surrogacy

As the number of gay couples with a desire to achieve biological parenthood grows, there has been a growing demand for IVF to achieve the goal of having a family. Through the services of egg donation, ovulation induction of egg donors, and the use of gestational carriers (surrogates), it is now common to utilize IVF to achieve a successful pregnancy.

Gay couples require the services of an egg donor who provides the eggs as well as a gestational carrier (surrogate) who carries the pregnancy. The eggs can be fertilized with the sperm of one or both partners in our on-site laboratory through the a process called ICSI. The embryos are then transferred into the gestational carrier’s uterus. The resulting baby is genetically unrelated to the carrier. The surrogate may be a friend, family member or hired through a surrogacy agency.

The IVF Center – Why Fertility CARE is Unique

Dr. Trolice and the team supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Dr. Trolice and the team supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month.

At Fertility CARE we recognize the process of IVF can at times be overwhelming.

To address this issue, we have an IVF Nurse available 24/7 to answer questions, guide you through the process, and provide emotional support. We also offer a Reproductive Health Psychologist to help couples develop their best coping strategies along their journey.

Success of the IVF Program at Fertility CARE is due to our scientific and technological excellence coupled with our compassionate and highly personalized approach to patient care.

Fertility CARE is committed to each couple’s success by providing individualized and supportive care along the way. We consider each couple part of our family as we attempt to help them create their own.

What our Patients are Saying

“The nurses are so loving and kind. Dr. Trolice is caring and a great doctor. They are the best.”

Fertility CARE Patient, Facebook Review

“I’ve been with Dr. Trolice for about 6 months and he’s been nothing but compassionate and professional. I was referred to him by several people who went to him and had nothing but outstanding things to say about him.”

Fertility CARE Patient, RateMds.com Review

“Dr. Trolice is the only one in the Orlando area that really cares about his patient. I know cause I saw 3 and he was the only one that wanted to make sure I was emotionally ok and my marriage was ok. I wasn’t just a statistic to him.”

Fertility CARE Patient, Review

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