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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. 

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

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