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Same Sex Couple Family Building

You and your partner may wonder what the future holds and whether you will be able to fulfill your dreams of having a child together. At UR Medicine’s Strong Fertility Center, it’s now easier than ever for you and your partner to experience a pregnancy and become parents.

As the first established fertility center in the upstate region, we have been helping same sex couples conceive for over 30 years with compassionate, patient-centered care. Our goal is to ensure every patient is comfortable and confident throughout her entire treatment experience.

We believe that parenthood is a gift EVERYONE should be able to enjoy.

There are many options for same sex couples aspiring to become parents. At your initial consultation, you and your partner will have the opportunity to discuss them with your doctor and a personalized fertility team.

Options include:

  • Direct or anonymous donor sperm insemination (IUI or IVF protocol individually tailored) 
  • Introduction to the sperm donor selection process (you will be supplied with a list of sperm banks approved by the American Association of Tissue Banks and New York State Department of Health)
  • Partner assisted reproduction (if both partners would like to be involved in the fertility process)

At this consultation, your provider may also order a variety of tests to be completed before your next scheduled appointment.

Learn More About Our Center

To make an appointment with one of our experts, call (585) 487-3378.

We welcome the opportunity to give you the knowledge, and the hope, for one of the most wonderful things in your life: a healthy baby.