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5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Fertility Clinic That is Inclusive and Supportive of the LGBTQ+ Community

If you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community and looking for a fertility clinic, you want to find one that’s friendly and inclusive. Here are five specific things to look for, to help you find the right fertility clinic to meet your needs.

  1. Read Testimonials and Reviews from Past LGBTQ+ Clients

Sometimes, the best advertising is what other people say about a service. If you find reviews and information from LGBTQ+ clients who were happy with the clinic and its services, that can be a good indication that it’s supportive of the community.

  1. Consider the Involvement the Clinic has with the Community

Even if past reviews look good, though, you want to look a little deeper into whether the clinic has LGBTQ+ community involvement. If it’s not openly and directly clear that it offers services to LGBTQ+ individuals and couples, it might not be right for you.

  1. Look Into the Clinic’s Training and Inclusivity Practices

Every clinic that’s inclusive and supportive should have training and other practices that reflect that. From the way you’re greeted and treated, to the signage in the clinic and the wording on its website, inclusivity should be easy to find.

  1. Think About the Questions You Have, and Whether They’re Being Answered

Come to your initial appointment or consultation with questions, and consider whether they’re being answered fairly and openly. If you’re getting a lot of noncommittal talk that doesn’t tell you anything, that clinic might not be the best one for your needs.

  1. Look Into How You Will be Connected with an Egg Donor, Gestational Carrier, or Sperm Donor

Finding the right people to help you on your journey to starting or expanding your family is so important, and goes beyond just the employees of the clinic. The clinic should have good working relationships with top notch surrogacy, egg and sperm donor agencies, along with 3rd Party Reproductive Attorneys.

At the end of the day, trusting your gut also matters. If a clinic seems good but simply doesn’t feel right to you, looking for another one can be the best choice.

There are many family building options we can use to help you achieve your goal of becoming a parent. At the Fertility Institute of San Diego, we tailor the fertility treatments to your needs with the compassionate care you deserve. Dr. Hosseinzadeh will review all of the options available to you so that you can make an informed decision of what best suits you. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary virtual consultation!

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