LGBTQ Program

We at YFC appreciate the unique reproductive needs of couples in same gender relationship. We are proud to have successfully enabled many same sex couples to achieve parenthood through assisted reproductive technology.

Lesbian female couples seeking fertility treatment may only require one of the partners to undergo intrauterine insemination with donor sperm in order to achieve motherhood. However, for some lesbian women, in addition to donor sperm, more complex treatments may be required such as in vitro fertilization or egg donation. Some same sex female couples choose to have both partners involved in the process; in this case, one female partner can provide the eggs, and the other partner choose to be the recipient of the resulting embryos, thus allowing equitable participation and parenting experience to both. Please see the Egg Donation and Surrogacy sections for more details.

Gay male couples can achieve fatherhood through the process of in vitro fertilization with an egg donor and a gestational carrier. One or both male partners can contribute their sperm, which are then used to inseminate eggs provided by an egg donor; resulting embryos are then transferred into the uterus of a gestational carrier, who carries the pregnancy for the gay men. Please see the Egg Donation and Surrogacy sections for more details.

Medical and psychological screening of all parties is the same as that for heterosexual couples.