Fertility Testing for Gay Couples

Fertility testing for gay couples is often the first step to grow your family

At Innovative Fertility Center, Mark Rispler MD and our team believe that everyone has the right to have a family. Our Los Angeles fertility center works with LGBT couples to help them achieve their parenthood goals. Part of this process includes fertility testing for gay couples to help Dr. Rispler create an individualized treatment plan.

Dr. Rispler supports gay couples in their quest for parenthood

Families come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Dr. Rispler welcomes same-sex partners to our Los Angeles fertility center and understands that gay couples face unique challenges in building their families. When you and your partner are ready to discuss family planning, we can schedule an initial consultation to talk about your plans with Dr. Rispler.

What to expect from fertility testing at our Los Angeles fertility center

As part of a detailed fertility evaluation, Dr. Rispler will likely recommend fertility testing for gay couples so that he can determine the best way to help you grow your family. During your first visit, we will review medical histories, explain basic fertility tests and schedule preliminary testing. Our team will provide the guidance you and your partner need throughout the process.

Understanding fertility testing options for gay couples

Gay couples will need an egg donor and a gestational carrier to have a biological child. Before moving forward with these options, Dr. Rispler will need to identify any potential fertility issues that could make conception more difficult.

Dr. Rispler will generally order a semen analysis for both partners. This simple test will measure the number, size, shape and motility of the sperm to make sure everything looks normal. If the tests reveal any areas of concern, our Los Angeles fertility center may recommend in vitro fertilization (IVF) with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Our team may make a referral to a local urologist (a male fertility specialist) for further evaluation in some cases.

At our Los Angeles fertility center, we partner with gay couples who want to create or expand their families. Dr. Rispler and the team at Innovative Fertility Center can help identify any problems through fertility testing for gay couples and then determine the next steps. Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rispler. We are here to guide you on the path to parenthood.