IVF New England helps Trans men and women preserve their fertility prior to hormone treatment and/or surgery. IVFNE also helps Trans individuals become pregnant and have the babies of their dreams.
Transgender individuals seeking assisted reproduction help is relatively new. So much so that most fertility treatment providers and centers have not and in some cases will not provide treatment for Trans men and women.
IVF New England is the exception. Our lengthy history of helping gay men and lesbians become parents is well known. And, within the past several years, IVF New England Medical Director Samuel Pang, MD has provided both fertility preservation consultations as well as assisted reproduction treatment for both male-to-female and female-to-male Trans men and women.
Male-to-female patients have discontinued hormone therapy in order to return sperm production. Using in vitro fertilization, cis-gender female partners have successfully become pregnant and given birth. Male-to-female patients also have sperm frozen in anticipation of future use to have children.
Female-to-male patients have discontinued hormone therapy so that menstruation and egg production returns. Eggs are retrieved and using donor sperm to create embryos, these have been transferred to a female partner for pregnancy and birth of a baby. In anticipating transition, FTM patients have had eggs retrieved and cryopreserved at IVF New England for later use in building a family.
Dr. Pang annually speaks at the Lesbian and Gay Medical Association national conferences and includes education about assisted reproduction for Trans patients. He has also presented at events for Trans men and women, again to provide education.