Center for Human Reproduction

Infertility Specialists located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Embark on a compassionate and inclusive LGBTQ+ family-building journey with the Center for Human Reproduction (CHR), where esteemed fertility specialists Dr. Norbert Gleicher and Dr. David Barad cater to the diverse needs of gay, lesbian, transgender, intersex, and nonbinary individuals and couples.


Personalized Options for Men

For single men or same-sex male couples, CHR offers a range of family-building options. The process typically involves selecting a gestational carrier, making independent legal arrangements, and choosing an egg donor from an extensive list. With egg and sperm donations, the CHR team creates embryos in the lab and performs an egg transfer procedure for the chosen gestational carrier.

Diverse Paths for Women

Single women or same-sex female couples can explore various paths to parenthood at CHR. Decisions involve choosing who carries the baby and whose eggs to use. Some couples opt for one partner to carry the baby while the other donates the egg. Donor sperm is essential, and CHR collaborates with reputable sperm banks or assists with "open" sperm donations. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be chosen based on individual needs.

Reciprocal IVF for Lesbian Couples

For lesbian couples interested in reciprocal IVF, CHR provides a comprehensive solution. This process involves one partner providing the egg, which is fertilized with donor sperm. The resulting embryo is then transferred to the other partner's uterus for gestation. CHR understands the significance of this unique journey and offers tailored support to ensure a fulfilling and inclusive experience.

Transgender Inclusive Care

CHR understands the unique needs of transgender individuals and couples. In the LGBTQ+ family building program, CHR offers a comprehensive range of options, including egg donation, sperm donation, IUI, IVF, and egg transfer to gestational carriers, tailored to individual preferences.

Compassionate Support Throughout Your Journey

At CHR, you receive respectful and compassionate support throughout your LGBTQ+ family-building journey. All individuals are welcome, and the team ensures a welcoming and inclusive environment. To begin your personalized family-building journey, call the office or schedule an appointment online at your convenience. CHR is here to help you achieve your dream of building a family.