Single Parent/Same Sex Couple

Single Parents

Single women may choose to use therapeutic donor insemination (TDI) as a method of family formation. This may be motivated by concern of not finding a life partner, being worried about reproductive aging or it may be a lifestyle choice.  The clinic can help in making this a safe and successful procedure. The clinic currently utilizes 3 sperm banks Outreach Health Services (Xytex Corporation), Repromed Ltd. (Toronto, Canada) and Can-Am Cryoservices (Virginia, USA).  Sperm bank counselors will assist in the process of choosing an anonymous donor.  The donors are carefully screened for psychological and genetic conditions and are tested for infectious diseases to ensure safe and healthy outcomes.  Using a known donor is also possible as long as the donor is appropriately processed, screened and quarantined.  All patients using sperm donation meet with our clinic psychologist to discuss the unique issues encountered when considering third party reproduction.  For more information, please follow the link “Donor Sperm” under Services.

 

Same Sex Couples

Female same sex couples may choose to use therapeutic donor insemination (TDI) as a method of family formation.  The clinic currently utilizes 3 sperm banks Outreach Health Services (Xytex Corporation), Repromed Ltd. (Toronto, Canada) and Can-Am Cryoservices (Virginia, USA).  Sperm bank counselors will assist in the process of choosing an anonymous donor.  The donors are carefully screened for psychological and genetic conditions and are tested for infectious diseases to ensure safe and healthy outcomes.  Using a known donor is also possible as long as the donor is appropriately processed, screened and quarantined.  All patients using sperm donation meet with our clinic psychologist to discuss the unique issues encountered when considering third party reproduction.   Some same sex couples attending the clinic have created families with both female partners having children using the same donor.  For more information, please follow the link  “Donor Sperm” under Services.

Male same sex couples may choose to create a family by utilizing egg donation and gestational surrogacy.  Egg donors may be known to the commissioning couple or alternately frozen eggs may be purchased from an egg bank.   All patients using egg donation and surrogacy meet with our clinic psychologist to discuss the unique issues encountered when considering third party reproduction.