For decades, the definition of infertility has restricted access to essential medical care for LGBTQ+ couples and single parents-to-be who need the help of fertility treatment to build their families. But what does "infertility" really look like in the LGBTQ+ community? Many in the LGBTQ+ community don't struggle with physiological infertility, but still need fertility treatment or donors to help build their families.
Every hopeful parent knows they will have to make many important decisions throughout their journey to parenthood. But for gay dads-to-be embarking on the surrogacy process, one of the first big questions to answer is often, "Whose sperm are we going to use?"
One of the first questions that prospective patients ask when starting to explore their options for LGBTQ+ family-building is, “How much is this all going to cost?” An important question - with a complex answer. Here's what you need to know about finances, insurance, and open enrollment.
One of the most frustrating parts of family building is discovering how limiting insurance coverage can be. With the recent announcement of an updated definition of "infertility," LGBTQ+ parents-to-be are finally included. Here's what that means for you.
Choosing an egg donor is one of the first big decisions you'll need to make as a dad-to-be pursuing surrogacy. Let's explore how to navigate this important step towards fatherhood.
For the LGBTQ+ community, finding good healthcare providers who are both inclusive and accessible can be a challenge. This trans PCOS patient's story shows just how crucial it is to find a knowledgeable doctor and an inclusive practice to get the support and resources you deserve.
When the ultrasound showed two, healthy, strong heartbeats, the look on my wife’s face was priceless. She turned to our fertility doctor, wondering if he was certain that we were having twins. “Are you sure?” she asked, quickly followed by: “There aren’t any more, are there?”
Many people don’t know what polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is or how much it can affect a person's everyday life. However, for the up to 15% of people assigned female at birth diagnosed with the condition, "life-changing" only begins to describe what they experience.
The language of LGBTQ+ family planning can be dense and daunting. There are a lot of medical terms and acronyms, and if you don’t know all the jargon, it’s possible that you aren't even aware of all of your options for growing a family!
Director Greta Gerwig's 2023 Barbie may have good intentions when it comes to inclusivity, but it fails to push the boundaries when it comes to gender binary and LGBTQ+ characters. We explore why it falls short in this discussion of the popular movie - from a queer perspective.
The financial aspect of family building can be confusing and overwhelming, and even after you understand your benefits and fertility treatment costs, affording the care you need can feel like an insurmountable hurdle. In this guide, you'll learn how much it really costs for two hopeful moms to have a baby, how to navigate insurance coverage (if you have it), and much more.
There's no denying it - the financial aspect of LGBTQ+ family building can be confusing and downright overwhelming. After working with patients and insurance companies for decades, we’ve combined our knowledge and experience to provide an in-depth guide to your options, the best questions to ask HR, and how to make the most of your coverage.