Having A Baby During Pre- or Post-Transition
If you’re planning a transgender transformation, an important factor to consider is having a future family and the possibility of biological children. If having children before beginning your transition is not possible, you have options that can preserve your fertility.
Hormone treatments involved in a transgender transformation can adversely affect eggs or sperm. Therefore, fertility preservation in Raleigh is most successful if pursued before your hormone treatments begins. Sperm or egg freezing allows you to preserve your fertility and keep the door open to having a biological child in the future.
You also have the option to undergo a complete IVF process before beginning your hormonal therapy to transition and then cryopreserve the fertilized and developed embryos.
Building Families After Transition with Banked Sperm or Eggs
Banked eggs, sperm, or embryos can be used when the time has come to build your family. The process, which may include IUI or IVF with or without the assistance of a gestational carrier, will be tailored to what you banked prior to transition and the gender and fertility of your partner if you are partnered.
Plan Ahead: Chart Your Path to Conception With Us
As you consider transition it is important to plan ahead. You’ll want to consider your future family and your desire for biological children in ways that non-transgender persons do not to ensure that your reproductive choices are not precluded by transitioning from one gender to another.
If you’re a minor contemplating fertility preservation as part of a transitional program, know that these fertility preservation methods constitute medical treatment, and will require the consent of your parents in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics statement on pediatric assent. These fertility preservation options will also be offered for consent to your parents as part of the informed consent process for any hormonal treatment or surgery you are currently discussing.Our experienced fertility doctors in Raleigh are committed to helping you plan ahead and preserve your fertility. Through a comprehensive fertility treatment plan that values your beliefs and lifestyle, we partner with you no matter where you are on your path to conception.
Atlantic Reproductive provides fertility treatment, testing and more to patients in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Fayetteville, Chapel Hill and beyond from our office in Brier Creek. We also offer satellite monitoring in Wilmington and Morehead City. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.