Supportive Fertility Care for LGBTQ Families
Los Angeles Reproductive Center takes pride in helping LGBTQ patients, both in Los Angeles, CA, and internationally, realize their dream of creating a family. Dr. Nurit Winkler and Dr. Marc Kalan firmly believe that every patient has the right and deserves the opportunity to bring children into their lives, regardless of sexual preference, gender identity, or relationship status. We understand that your needs are different from those struggling with infertility and as such, approach your treatment with the assumption of fertility. Our goal is to help you achieve parenthood in the most natural manner possible with specialized LGBTQ fertility services including reciprocal in vitro fertilization (IVF) and surrogacy.
Our Approach to Treatment
We understand that our LGBTQ patients do not suffer from a reproductive issue, rather most simply require some help in bringing eggs and sperm together. We have found that this approach provides our patients with the safest, fastest, most natural, and most successful path to parenthood.
Services We Offer:
We offer specific services tailored to the needs of LGBTQ couples:
When planning your fertility treatment, you will need to decide whether one partner will provide the eggs and the other will carry the baby, or if one partner will do both. For same-sex female couples, there are many different treatment options available to build a family including intrauterine insemination and reciprocal IVF.
We firmly believe that every patient has the right and deserves the opportunity to bring children into their lives.
The best option for you and your partner will depend on a variety of factors such as personal preference and your fertility health. In any case, a sperm donor will be needed which can be someone you know or obtained through one of the trusted agencies we coordinate with.
For gay male couples, the path to parenthood usually includes using a healthy egg donor and a gestational surrogate. In some cases, a traditional surrogacy with artificial insemination may be chosen. We can help you arrange an anonymous donor as well as a surrogate through one of our partner agencies or you may choose someone you know. Additionally, sperm can be used from one or both parents if a biological connection is desired.
Our team is very familiar with helping transgender men and women plan for the fertility services they will need to build a family. We can provide fertility preservation before, during, or after your gender affirming transition.
Our facilities are equipped with advanced technology for reliable cryopreservation of sperm and eggs. We can also help educate you about your potential fertility options and establish a plan for future treatment, whether that be using your own sperm or eggs or donor specimens, as well as a surrogate.
Every patient is treated with the highest level of respect and compassion to help you have the most positive, and effective, fertility experience. Before selecting a treatment, you and your partner will meet with Dr. Kalan or Dr. Winkler so we can discuss your desires, plans, and hopes for building a family. Your doctor will also need to review your reproductive, medical, surgical, and family histories. A physical exam may also be necessary in some cases.
Depending on this information, the doctor can determine which tests are needed and move to the next step in the process. They can then advise which treatment options are available to you and educate you about these procedures and what they entail. Ultimately, you and your partner will make your decision with guidance from our knowledgeable team.
Why Choose LARC?
At LARC, you can expect to receive the finest fertility care enhanced by the latest techniques, a staff that has undergone extensive training, and treatment performed by board-certified reproductive specialists. Our doctors are sensitive to your unique needs and have years of experience with gay, lesbian, and transgender patients. We have PROUDLY helped many LGBTQ patients build their families and look forward to providing you with the same open, considerate, and personalized care.
Take the First Step
We believe it is a great privilege to be selected as your fertility specialists. Contact us online or call us at (805) 427-2959 to begin planning your family with the support of our caring and knowledgeable team.