Understand your alternatives
Welcoming a child is one of the greatest joys of life, and each experience is unique. Reproduction for the LGBTQ community can be a challenge. At Procrea Fertility, we are dedicated to suporting and guiding you through all the questions and concerns (medical, psychological, financial or legal) that may arise.
A wide range of options to meet your desire to start a family.
- Program with cryopreserved egg banks
- Embryo donation program
- Embryo biopsy for genetic screening of blastocysts (PGS, PGD)
Found a family for lesbian women
As a full fertility clinic, Procrea Fertility can provide a wide range of options for same-sex couples wanting to become parents: artificial insemination, state-of-the-art in vitro fertilization technique, egg donation program, access to external egg and sperm banks and the Procrea Sperm Bank.
To found a family for transsexual men and women
Are you a transsexual man or woman who wants, now or in the future, to have biological child? At Procrea Fertility we can provide you with the information you need if you are thinking of starting or expanding your family and have questions and concerns. We have treatments and options to help you on your journey to parenting.
Contact us for a consultation with one of our specialists.
Important information and resources
In Canada, LGBTQ parents have benefited from considerable advances in both legal and social acceptance. Homosexual couples who want to start a family can enjoy the same opportunities, responsabilities and rights as heterosexual couples. Important elements specific to Canada are to be taken into account by future parents when assisted procreation is considered:
- Egg, embryo and sperm donations
- Canadian law prohibits compensation in exchange for eggs, embryos or sperm. The gift must be an act of pure generosity.
- The selection criteria established by Health Canada are very strict. Before selection, donors must pass a battery of blood and genetic tests. Sperm donors must be 18 to 40 years old while egg donors must be 18 to 34 years old. To understand Health Canada’s guidelines on donation, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drug-dolls-on-embryons/having-a-donor .html
Costs related to assisted reproduction
Despite the fact that Canada has free access to care, not all services are covered. In most Canadian provinces, expect to pay for all expenses excluding visits to your doctor unless you have private or professional insurance that covers these expenses.
To better understand health care coverage by province in which Procrea’s clinics are located, visit the Prices section of our site.