At Advanced Fertility Care we have helped many same sex couples achieve the dream of parenthood. Advanced Fertility Care Physicians and their staff welcome those committed couples who wish to start a family and will guide them through the fertility treatment process.
One of the first challenges facing female couples is which person will carry the pregnancy. From strictly a medical perspective, the younger the patient the more successful the chance at conceiving. Regardless of whom the couple chooses to carry the pregnancy, the first step is to undergo basic diagnostic testing. This testing would include ovarian, tubal, and uterine evaluation and will also necessitate some mandatory blood testing including those for sexually transmitted diseases. In most cases, donor sperm with artificial insemination will be used, requiring specific tests to be performed prior to choosing the sperm donor. See section on Donor Sperm.
Given the cost of purchasing and utilizing donor sperm, Advanced Fertility Care Physicians will usually recommend some form of ovarian stimulation whether it be Clomid or gonadotropins to increase the odds of success. When relying on donor sperm, the doctors will perform only one well timed insemination per cycle (rather than two consecutive days of insemination) in order to try and keep the financial costs as low as possible.
Depending on the circumstances, some couples will require more treatment options such as In-Vitro fertilization (IVF) and in some cases Donor Egg IVF along with the use of donor sperm. Each of these options will be discussed individually at your consultation at our Tempe, Scottsdale, or Phoenix AZ office.