USC Fertility

IVF for Lesbian Couples

USC Fertility offers same-sex family-building options like IVF for lesbian couples

When you and your partner decide to grow your family, USC Fertility will support you with same-sex family-building options like IVF for lesbian couples. We are here to walk with you every step of the way and provide the compassionate care you deserve. Our Los Angeles fertility center experts will review your medical histories, perform diagnostic testing, explain the potential treatments and discuss your financial options.

An overview of same-sex family-building options

At USC Fertility, we provide a safe, compassionate place for the LGBTQ community, offering advanced fertility treatment options, such as IVF for lesbian couples. Once you decide to move forward, you and your partner will have an initial consultation with one of our doctors. Your doctor can explain the range of services available so that you can make the right choice for your specific situation.

Considerations when exploring IVF for lesbian couples

As you and your partner discuss in vitro fertilization, think about the following points.

  • Who will carry the baby?
  • Will the sperm come from an anonymous or known donor?
  • Who will provide the eggs?

The partner carrying the baby and the one providing the eggs will undergo a complete fertility evaluation to look for any potential fertility issues.

Understanding IVF as a same-sex family-building option

In vitro fertilization involves multiple steps to make pregnancy possible. First, you or your partner will undergo ovarian stimulation to help produce multiple eggs. When the eggs are mature, your doctor will perform an outpatient egg retrieval procedure. Our embryologists will fertilize these eggs with sperm from your donor. Then, your doctor will transfer one of the resulting embryos to you or your partner’s uterus.

Often, both female partners will want to participate in the creation or expansion of their family. This is called reciprocal IVF. For this treatment, one partner will provide the eggs and the other will carry the pregnancy. This option allows each woman to experience part of the same-sex family building process for each pregnancy.

Partner with USC Fertility to achieve your family goals

Take charge of your dreams. If you want to explore same-sex family building, our Los Angeles fertility center can answer your questions and explain your treatment options, including IVF for lesbian couples. Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment.