Fertility testing for gay couples is often the first step to grow your family
At Innovative Fertility Center, Mark Rispler MD and Joshua J. Berger MD, PhD believe that everyone has the right to have a family. Our Manhattan Beach 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 us create an individualized treatment plan.
We support gay couples in their quest for parenthood
Families come in a variety of shapes and sizes. we welcome same-sex partners to our Manhattan Beach 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.
What to expect from fertility testing at our Manhattan Beach fertility center
As part of a detailed fertility evaluation, your doctor 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, the doctor will need to identify any potential fertility issues that could make conception more difficult.
The doctor 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 Manhattan Beach 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 Manhattan Beach fertility center, we partner with gay couples who want to create or expand their families. 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. We are here to guide you on the path to parenthood.