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The team at Long Island IVF strives to provide all couples with the support, technology, and individualized medical care needed to start a family. We understand that a successful pregnancy for gay male couples depends on factors such as the health and fertility of the people who are involved in the insemination, as well as the pregnancy and birth of a child. As a first step, scheduling an appointment to have your sperm tested is highly recommended to rule out any medical issues, like male factor infertility. Having your sperm evaluated can also be the deciding factor for which partner will be genetically involved with carrying the pregnancy.

Treatment Options

Below is a detailed process outlining the typical treatments available to gay male couples.

1) Choosing a surrogate to carry the baby

In a surrogacy arrangement, the woman surrogate uses her own egg to become pregnant with the father’s sperm. A semen specimen is retrieved from the man who intends to be the biological father and is processed and frozen. At the time of ovulation, the father’s specimen is inserted into the surrogate’s uterus through a procedure called intrauterine insemination (IUI). If the IUI is successful, the surrogate carries the pregnancy to term and the baby is given to the fathers upon birth. *Please note, surrogacy is not legal in the State of New York.

2) Choosing a gestational carrier and a donor egg

Selecting a gestational carrier with a donor egg is the alternative option to surrogacy for gay male couples to have a genetically linked baby. The process involves choosing two different women – a gestational carrier and an egg donor. The egg donor, who provides only her eggs, can be a relative or friend, or a donor from our database of pre-screened candidates. The gestational carrier, who provides only her uterus, can also be someone you know like a relative or friend. After the candidates are selected, the egg donor undergoes an in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure to produce multiple eggs. The eggs are retrieved prior to ovulation and injected with the sperm from the intended father for fertilization. The resulting embryo(s) will be transferred into the uterus of the gestational carrier.

About Long Island IVF

We understand that you’re looking for knowledgeable fertility specialists who will embrace your individuality and guide you through your journey to become parents. We are proud to have over 30 years of experience providing patients with a wide range of safe, advanced infertility technologies and treatments—personalized for your needs by our expert team of reproductive endocrinologists. Our centers meet the highest national standards for clinical fertility services and are conveniently located with ample parking. To accommodate your schedule, many of our of centers are open for early morning and late evening appointments. Learn more about Long Island IVF.

Our Donor Programs

Long Island IVF offers a suite of advanced donor programs to help our patients with their donor egg/ sperm or egg donor needs. To learn more about our donor program, please contact Vicky Loveland at (631)768-8798 or victorial@longislandivf.com.

We look forward to meeting you!

If you are interested in more information about how Long Island IVF can help you start your family, please call us at (877) 838-BABY or schedule a complimentary consultation.