LGBTQ+ Family Building

Fertility care for everyone

UW Health's team at Generations fertility care can help LGBTQ people who are interested in starting a family. We have many options available and are committed to find one that is customized just for you.
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Overview

Fertility care for everyone

Many people dream of having a child. Sometimes, it takes the help of fertility specialists to make that dream a reality. The experts at UW Health and Generations Fertility Care work with people and couples wanting to have children. We offer the latest family-building treatment options and personalized support for people in the LGBTQ+ community.

Conditions and treatments

Advanced options for achieving pregnancy

At UW Health and Generations Fertility Care, we can help you achieve a safe, healthy pregnancy. Treatment options vary based on your unique situation.

Options

If you are part of a same-sex female couple and wish to conceive a child, you have several options. These include:

  • Artificial insemination (IUI)

  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)

  • Partnership IVF

Once you have decided who will carry the pregnancy, our team will perform a fertility evaluation and recommend the best fertility treatment option.

Same-sex male couples wishing to conceive a child may want to consider an egg donor and gestational carrier. If your gestational carrier is also your egg donor, this person is called a surrogate.

Our team uses in vitro fertilization (IVF) or artificial insemination (IUI) to fertilize your donor egg.

Men in same-sex relationships will need to determine which partner will provide the sperm for conception. Our team will perform a semen analysis to ensure optimal results. If your semen analysis indicates potential fertility problems, our team can recommend additional fertility treatment options. 

Our team will also perform a fertility evaluation on your chosen gestational carrier or surrogate.

If you are a transgender man or woman planning to have hormonal or surgical treatments and wish to have a child, you may want to consider freezing your sperm or eggs via cryopreservation.

Cryopreservation ensures your sperm or eggs can be part of the conception process. Donated sperm or eggs are an option for transgender men and women who do not pursue cryopreservation.

If you are a transgender woman, you can use preserved sperm or donor sperm with an egg donor and gestational carrier or surrogate.

If you are a transgender man, you can elect to use preserved eggs or donor eggs with donor sperm. Transgender men with a uterus may carry their child or work with a gestational carrier.

Meet our team

Specialized care for you

The compassionate team at UW Health and Generations Fertility Care wants to help you achieve your dream of parenthood.

Programs and research

Extra resources for you

Financial assistance 

Your insurance might not cover fertility care. Generations Fertility Care financial counselors can help you understand treatment costs. Our team can also direct you to resources that provide financial assistance. 

Birthing and postpartum support

The UW Health Center for Perinatal Care, based at UnityPoint Health – Meriter, offers birthing and postpartum support classes. Our EveryBody, EveryFamily series provides childbirth and parenting support for LGBTQ+ individuals and families. Learn more

Locations

Convenient to you

We offer fertility consultations at Generations Fertility Care in Middleton.

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  • Generations Fertility Care
    Generations Fertility Care
    Generations Fertility Care
    • 2365 Deming Way / Middleton, WI
    • (608) 824-6160
    • Closed now
    • At Generations Fertility Clinic, our reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists combine state-of-the art technology and compassionate, personalized care to serve couples who wish to become parents.

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