Care of the transgender or gender-nonconforming patient undergoing in vitro fertilization

Darcy Broughton, Kenan Omurtag

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Abstract

Background: Assisted reproductive technologies, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), can be utilized for fertility preservation and family building in the transgender and gender-nonconforming population. Methods: This is a retrospective case series from an academic tertiary care center. Results: We present three couples with a transgender or gender-nonconforming member who pursued IVF to build their families. The first case involves a transgender man who suspends hormone therapy to undergo IVF. The second involves a transgender woman who uses her previously banked sperm to undergo IVF with her wife. The third involves a gender nonbinary patient and their cisgender wife who create and transfer embryos from both partners. Conclusion: IVF can provide unique family-building opportunities to transgender and gender-nonconforming patients, and providers should seek to broaden their clinical experience with this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-375
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Transgenderism
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2017

Keywords

  • Fertility preservation
  • gender-nonconforming
  • in vitro fertilization
  • transgender

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