At Mount Sinai Fertility, we are committed to ensuring a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other (LGBT+) patients, visitors and staff.

Fertility awareness for people with ovaries
Parenting options for LGBTQ people

LGBT+ individuals who wish to become parents have a number of assisted reproductive options available to them including:

  • Donor eggs
  • Donor sperm*
  • Fertility preservation for trans people who produce sperm
  • Fertility preservation for trans people with ovaries and uteri
  • Gestational carrier options
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)/Donor Insemination (DI)
  • IVF
  • Reciprocal IVF.

*In the case of a known/designated sperm donor (i.e., a friend or family member), in accordance with Health Canada and the Processing and Distribution of Semen for Assisted Conception Regulations, certain requirements are mandatory before the donated sperm can be used, including for cycle monitoring/ovulation induction for home insemination. This includes an infertility work-up as well as a 6-month quarantine of the sperm to screen for infectious diseases.