We’re proud to support transgender individuals and couples with fertility services to help start your family. You have numerous options, enabling you to choose what’s best for yourself and your family. Our team of fertility specialists will help by providing information and answers to your questions.
Some of the most common questions we get are: What are my options? Does hormone therapy decrease fertility? Do I have to stop taking your hormones? For how long?
If you haven’t begun hormones, medications or gender confirmation procedures, now is a good time to see a specialist about cryopreservation (freezing) of eggs or sperm. It may make conception less challenging, whether in the near or distant future.
It is not a problem if you are already on hormones, however, and we encourage you to talk to us today about all of your options.
It’s called a “fever” because it can come on suddenly and powerfully. Men and women both experience it, though women talk about it more openly. You don’t need a doctor to diagnose it.
You know from the swooning in your stomach, an almost visceral ache that you’ve got a bad case of baby fever. All you can think about in that moment is having a baby in your arms.
It can be painful, and though there’s no easy remedy for it, we have some tips to help you cope so you can still enjoy your summer.
It’s estimated that more than 8 million babies have been born via IVF since 1978. Statistics for surrogacy are harder to nail down, but between 1978 and 2008, approximately 28,000 babies were born to surrogate carriers. That’s roughly 1,000 babies per year, or fewer than a hundred babies per month (though that number seems to be increasing in recent years). If it seems like surrogacy information is hard to come by, it’s probably because it’s still relatively uncommon.
Here we’ve put together a helpful guide for finding a surrogate.
IVF surrogacy, also known as gestational surrogacy, is an important topic that we think deserves a lot more openness and discussion. We’ve been privileged to witness firsthand how lives can be changed and hearts can be filled by the courage of intended parents and the generosity of a gestational surrogate/gestational carrier. Through this incredible process, patients who have often suffered years of disappointment and heartbreak can finally have the change to bring home the baby they have always wanted. We’ve also been able to help members of the LGBTQ community start a family through this process. There are many reasons why you might decide that surrogacy is right for you and your family, and all of them are equally valid.
Fertility medicine is a dynamic, living field of science. While clinical studies and testing can be a slow process, research is ongoing and new developments are being announced all the time. Many of these new discoveries may seem tiny, but all of these individual contributions from researchers add up to a formidable body of knowledge which is used to develop new treatments, technologies, and approaches to infertility. Any new piece of information can be the puzzle piece which leads to an important breakthrough.
All of us here at SCRC make it part of our mission to stay up to date with the latest news and cutting-edge research in our field, and we love passing on what we learn to our patients. Today, we’d like to share just a few on the most interesting fertility trends and advancements we’ve seen in the last year.
Education and community outreach have always been central to our mission here at SCRC. It’s why we publish this blog, and it’s the reason we host live fertility information events all year round. We want people to know their fertility options so that they are empowered to make the right decisions for themselves, their families, and their lives.
Infertility specialists and researchers are constantly looking for new ways to help patients realize their dream of a successful pregnancy. This drive for improvement has led to many new developments in the science of Assisted Reproductive Technologies and in the tools available to fertility clinics. Every now and then there is a breakthrough which offers new hope. The EmbryoScope is a perfect example.
The rise of personal, wearable tech (and the apps which come along with them) has been stratospheric, and it’s not showing signs of stopping any time soon. While almost everyone is aware of fitness trackers, heart rate monitors, and step counters, there’s a new wave of extremely personal tech that’s getting a lot of attention right now: fertility trackers. What are they, how do they work, and what can they do for you? Are they a valuable aid for women who want to get pregnant, or just a trendy gimmick?