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For people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or gender non-conforming, our specialists are highly experienced in helping singles and same-sex and transgender couples build families.

The University of Chicago Medicine is a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality. We offer the distinguished expertise of a world-class fertility clinic within an academic medical institution. Our reproductive endocrinologists will take the time needed to understand your plans and discuss your best options for having a baby.

At the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility, our specialists also have expertise in the unique health concerns transgender and gender non-conforming patients may have when seeking to build a family.

Common Family Building Options for LGBTQ Singles and Couples

Getting Pregnant

If you or a partner plan to carry your child with the help of an egg donor or sperm donor, your doctor will help you understand whether in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI) might be a good family building option for you.

Gestational Carriers

If you’re building your family with the help of a gestational carrier, your doctor will discuss the process and considerations of in vitro fertilization (IVF), and whether it may be a good option for you.

Fertility Preservation

Even if you’re not ready to have a baby now, your doctor can help you plan for parenthood. Freezing your eggs, sperm or embryos can help you prepare for a future pregnancy. 

Meet Our Experts

Our board-certified specialists offer the highest level of care and the personalized attention you deserve to pursue your family building goals.

Convenient Clinic Locations in Hyde Park, South Loop and Hinsdale

Request an Appointment

The information you provide will enable us to assist you as efficiently as possible. A representative will contact you within one to two business days to help you schedule an appointment. 

You can also make an appointment with our providers by:

Scheduling a virtual video visit to see a provider from the comfort of your home

Requesting an online second opinion from our specialists

Filling out an online questionnaire (e-visit) to get a same-day diagnosis and treatment for common conditions.

To speak to someone directly, please call 1-888-824-0200. If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.


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Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility