San Diego LGBTQ Fertility Option for Family Building


There are many family building options we can use to help you achieve your goal of becoming a parent.

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.

Getting started on your surrogacy journey can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! 

Begin your surrogacy journey with confidence and peace of mind with our guide!  

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Family building options for women

Here are some of the family building options we offer for women.

Donor insemination by intrauterine insemination (IUI) is an option for single women and lesbian couples. The sperm donor may be someone known to you or you may select a donor from a sperm bank. This approach will allow you to have a biological connection to your child.

Same sex couples also have an option through reciprocal IVF in which one partner undergoes the ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval and the resulting embryos are transferred into the uterus of the other partner to carry the pregnancy. This way both partners are contributing and sharing in the experience of making their dreams a reality.

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Family building options for men

Here is a look at some of the family building options for men.

Single men and gay couples can use an egg donor and a “gestational surrogate”. In this scenario, IVF is used. The egg donor undergoes ovarian stimulation and an egg retrieval.  The eggs from the egg donor are fertilized with the sperm from the intended father. In the case of gay couples interested in Gay Surrogacy California, the eggs can be split between the sperm of both intended fathers. This will allow each intended father to have their own biological children. Subsequently, one to two embryos are transferred into the uterus of the gestational carrier, who in this case has no biological connection with the child.

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Family building options for Transgender

Learn about some of the family building options for transgender men and women

For trans men going through testerone therapy, it may cause changes in the ovaries, and for trans women going through estrogen therapy, it may cause changes in the testicles. Some of the changes may cause difficulty obtaining eggs and sperm, or may even cause sterility. For transitioning males and females we recommend to plan ahead before starting any testosterone or hormone therapy.

Fertility Planning for Trans Men 

Planning ahead for trans men looking to have children requires egg freezing before starting hormone therapy. The eggs can then be used for pregnancy in the future. For trans men that have started testosterone therapy, they will need to pause their treatments temporarily to allow for their eggs to develop. 

Fertility Planning for Trans Women 

Planning ahead for trans women looking to have children requires sperm freezing before starting hormone therapy. The frozen sperm can later be used to start fertility treatments. For trans women that have already started estrogen therapy, they will need to pause their treatments temporarily to allow sperm to develop.

Out of State and International Patients

Dr. Hosseinzadeh’s more than 25 years experience along with her commitment to do what is best for the patient makes her uniquely qualified to take care of you.

Dr. Hosseinzadeh will conduct all of your appointments, unlike larger practices where you are treated by a variety of physicians and no one really knows your specific situation personally.

We offer quality care in a small, boutique setting. Her years of experience gives her the ability to synchronize and coordinate the cycles of donors, surrogates and the intended parent in order to simplify the process for patients who are required to travel to our center. You will be given a calendar of what to expect and we will be with you at every step of the way, to hold your hand, give guidance and answer all your questions.

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