What fertility treatments are available for transgender patients?
Some kinds of hormone treatments may make it harder for you to have a baby in the future. Some kinds of surgery may make it impossible. Talk about this with your doctor before you have treatment. Prior to initiating any hormonal or surgical treatment, it is advisable to meet with a reproductive endocrinologist to review future reproductive treatment options which may include:
- Freezing your eggs or sperm
- Intrauterine Insemination
- In Vitro Fertilization
- Freezing Embryo(s)
- Using donated eggs or donated sperm to achieve a family
- Using the help of a gestational carrier to help you achieve a family
If you have questions about your gender identity:
If you have questions about your gender identity it may be helpful to talk with your parents, a teacher, counselor, doctor, or other health care professional. It’s a good idea to ask about what can be kept private before you talk with an adult.
There are websites and hotlines where you can be anonymous if you need information. These websites also can help you educate your parents, family, and friends about the transgender community.
Directory of community centers for LGBT people.
- Transgender Care Listings
Directory of trans-friendly health care professionals.
- Trans Youth Equality Foundation
Resources for transgender teens and young adults.
- Campus Pride
Resources for LGBTQ college students.
Network of communities for LGBTQ people, parents, and friends.
- Gender Spectrum
Organization that supports gender expansive children, teens, and their families.
- Trevor Lifeline
Toll-free: 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Confidential suicide and crisis counseling for LGBTQ teens and young adults. Text and instant messaging options are
available on the website.
- Trans Lifeline
Hours: 7 am–1 am PST / 9 am–3 am CST / 10 am–4 am EST
Peer support hotline that is run by and for trans people.
- LGBT National Youth Talkline
Hours: Monday–Friday 1 pm–9 pm PST / 4 pm–12 am EST, Saturday 9 am–2 pm PST / 12 pm–5 pm EST
Peer support and resources for LGBTQ teens and young adults.