Its National Pride Month in Honolulu

TN FamilyJune is National Pride Month! In Honolulu, Hawaii, Pride Month is celebrated in October to coincide with LGBT History Month, National Coming Out Day, and Spirit Day. In honor of Pride, at the Fertility Institute of Hawaii, our goal is to help ALL people build their families regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, ability, or sexual orientation, not just in particular months but every day, in a supportive and inclusive environment.

The Fertility Institute of Hawaii providers want the LGBTQ+ community to know that there are options available for building a family and to help relieve any societal “norms” about what a typical family should look like. It is always our goal to provide further understanding, education, acceptance, and familiarity in realizing that anyone and everyone deserves to create a family if they want to and how to do so. We revel in how genuinely fascinating and life-changing it is to say that we had a part in making someone’s dreams come true.

We realize that the path to parenthood can be challenging. Therefore, we work hard to educate our staff to ensure that all patients are treated in a kind, caring, and safe manner to help make their healthcare journey as easy as possible. The Fertility Institute of Hawaii offers many advanced gynecology and fertility treatments such as ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination, donor sperm, IVF, Reciprocal IVF, donor eggs, embryo donation, and gestational carriers.

Fertility Options for Same-Sex Couples from Fertility Institute of Hawaii.

At the initial LGBTQ Fertility and Family Building consultation, three essential questions are discussed:

  • Who will provide the eggs?
  • Who will provide the sperm?
  • Who will carry the baby?

For patients who identify as females, there are the options of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) using a directed (known donor) or a deidentified (unknown) donor. In Vitro Fertilization Options include traditional IVF, where one partner uses her eggs and uterus. In reciprocal IVF (co-IVF), both partners take part in the process. One partner provides the eggs, and the other carries the pregnancy.

For patients who identify as males, one partner usually uses his sperm in the fertilization process along with donor eggs from a directed (known donor) or a deidentified (unknown) donor. A gestational carrier (surrogate) is the female carrying the pregnancy for the intended parents.

The Patient Journey: Testimonial by Luc & Dylan from Fertility Institute of Hawaii.

Additionally, the Fertility Institute of Hawaii is knowledgeable in assisting patients who identify as transgender and non-binary. We offer all currently available fertility protocols and procedures to facilitate your family-building goals.

We are proud to work with ALL patients on their fertility-building journey. When October rolls around, please visit our booth at the Pride Festival. We look forward to seeing you soon!

To schedule a consultation and for more information about fertility care, please call our office or visit our website. Using telemedicine, our initial patient consultations can be completed from the comfort of your home. Helping to Create New Beginnings….

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