Helping transgender men and women start their family
The Institute for Reproductive Health welcomes transgender men and women to our practice. We are here to help you as you start or continue your journey to becoming a parent.
For male-to-female transgender patients, parenthood is achieved through IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) using donor eggs (fresh or frozen) along with the patient’s own sperm, a partners sperm or donor sperm and a gestational carrier. Current Ohio law mandates that the egg donor and the gestational carrier cannot be the same women.
Patients who are in the process of transitioning to a female should contact our office before under-going hormonal therapy or surgery in order to cryopreserve sperm.
For female-to-male transgender patients, parenthood is achieved in using the patient’s own eggs or donor eggs along with a partners sperm or donor sperm and, if preferred, a gestational carrier. Depending on the situation, Artificial Insemination (IUI) can also be used with donor sperm or a partner’s sperm.
Patients who are in the process of transitioning to a male should contact our office before under-going hormonal therapy or surgery in order to freeze oocytes (eggs) for future use.
The first step to building your family is just a phone call away at (513) 924-5550. You may also send us your contact information and we will call you. Our experienced staff will happily assist you in scheduling your initial consultation in one of our 3 offices: Cincinnati, Ohio, West Chester, Ohio and Florence, Kentucky.