LGBTQ2SIA+ Family Building – Grace Fertility

LGBTQ2SIA+ family building

People of all gender identities or expressions, and sexual orientations deserve to have access to a full range of family-building options and exceptional fertility care. At Grace Fertility, we’re committed to helping you build the family you want.

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Tailoring the journey to your specific needs

Every fertility journey is profoundly personal and comes with its unique set of challenges. We’ll provide you with a personalized fertility treatment plan tailored to your needs and offer guidance to help you feel informed, empowered, and supported every step of the way.

Fertility preservation for transgender people

There are various reasons why you might consider freezing your eggs, sperm, or you and your partner’s embryo, such as locking in your current fertility potential and medical transitioning.

Because hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgery can impact future fertility, thinking about fertility preservation ahead of time can be helpful to individuals who are considering medical transitioning or looking to build a family later on.

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Explore your fertility options

For all patients embarking on the fertility journey, we arrange a required session with a third-party reproductive counsellor. We’ll also be there to answer any questions you might have prior to or during your experience with us.

Lesbian couples & female assigned at birth (FAAB) individuals

Many lesbian couples or individuals with ovaries and a uterus start their journey with fertility testing, then determine whose eggs to use and who will carry the pregnancy. Selecting a sperm donor is a key consideration, as is choosing a conception path.

IUI path

Intrauterine insemination, also known as IUI, is a procedure in which sperm is placed inside the uterus. IUI is less invasive than IVF and considered a first-line treatment where sperm is unavailable. Take a look at Jessie and Radhika’s story to explore the various steps that can occur in the IUI journey.

Radhika & Jessie

Reciprocal IVF path

When both partners wish to be closely involved in the process of conceiving a child, reciprocal IVF is an option. Typically, one partner provides eggs and the other partner will carry the pregnancy, as in Frankie and Nora’s journey.

Frankie & Nora

IVF path

In the standard IVF path, one person provides the eggs and carries the pregnancy. Check out Mei and Jude’s story to find out what this journey might involve.

Mei & Jude

Gay couples & male assigned at birth (MAAB) individuals

When embarking on the fertility journey, gay couples and individuals assigned a male gender at birth will often explore egg donor and surrogacy options, and choose from one of two IVF paths to conceive.

Shared IVF path

For couples in which both partners wish to be involved in the conception of a child, shared IVF involves using sperm from both partners to produce embryos, whether opting for a 50/50 split or random selection. See an example of a shared IVF journey by exploring Evan and Vincent’s path.

Evan & Vincent

IVF path

For individuals or couples who prefer a simpler path for health or other reasons, standard IVF using the sperm of one individual is an option. Andy and Jordan’s journey is an example of what you can expect when choosing this path.

Andy & Jordan

Transgender couples & individuals

Depending on your situation, various fertility treatments may be recommended to you, from IUI to various IVF interventions. And of course, donor and surrogacy solutions are available as per your needs.

IUI path

For individuals and couples who have a uterus and eggs, intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a possible treatment option. IUI is less invasive than IVF and considered a first-line treatment where sperm is unavailable. Take a look at Joe’s story to explore the steps in the IUI journey.


IVF path

For those who have a uterus and eggs, IVF is an option to consider. One person’s eggs are fertilized and they then carry the pregnancy. Check out Ty’s story to find out what this journey might involve.