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LGBT Fertility Care at the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago

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The Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago helps gay, lesbian and transgender couples build their families with fertility treatments such as intrauterine inseminations with donor sperm, IVF, egg donation using either fresh or frozen eggs, and gestational surrogacy.

We are LGBT friendly - we treat all persons equally, regardless of marital status or sexual orientation.

Fertility treatment for lesbian couples

  • Usually the best fertility treatment to start with for lesbian couples is donor sperm insemination (donor IUI).
  • If several cycles of donor sperm insemination have failed it might be time to consider IVF, in vitro fertilization.
  • In some cases it can be appropriate to go straight to IVF without attempting donor sperm insemination first.

Fertility treatment for gay male couples

  • We help gay male couples who wish to become parents by using an egg donor along with a gestational carrier (gestational surrogate).
  • IVF is performed using eggs from a donor (either fresh or frozen eggs), along with sperm from one or both of the male partners.
  • One or two of the best embryos are transferred into the uterus of the gestational carrier, who carries the pregnancy.

Legal aspects of third party reproduction

When third party reproduction is used (donor sperm, donor eggs, or gestational carrier), there are some important legal issues to deal with. We refer our patients to attorneys who specialize in third party reproductive law to handle this.


Egg donation details

How are egg donation procedures done with fresh eggs and how is the timing of IVF with donor eggs done?

Availability of egg donors

  • We currently have Chicago area egg donors available interested in donating fresh eggs.
  • We also have an egg bank with frozen donor eggs that are available immediately.
  • Both fresh and frozen donor eggs are good options with pros and cons for each.
  • We do not have any waiting list for couples wanting to use donor eggs.

Success rates with donor eggs

Success rates with egg donation are very high at clinics at clinics with good donors and the expertise to manage the treatments properly.

  • Know the success rates at your clinic before you do treatment anywhere with donor eggs.

The national summary (as well as clinic specific results) of IVF cycles done in the years 1997-2015 are posted on the SART and CDC websites. See any clinic's IVF and donor egg success rates by following these links to SART or CDC.

  • In 2015, our live birth rate per transfer procedure with donor eggs was 83% per transfer using fresh eggs.
  • The national average donor egg live birth rate for 2015 was 50% per transfer using fresh eggs.
  • Details about our donor egg success rates

Egg donatioon live birth success rates Chicago

Being a recipient of donor eggs from out of town

Email us with questions about our donor program

A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches and entrance criteria for ART may vary from clinic to clinic.

4920 N. Central Ave
Suite 2C

Chicago, IL 60630

Phone: (773) 794-1818
Fax: (773) 794-1819

30 Tower Court
Suite F
Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone: (847) 662-1818
Fax: (847) 662-3001

820 E. Terra Cotta Ave (Rte 176)
Suite 118
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: (815) 356-1818
Fax: (815) 356-1866

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I am so grateful for Advanced Fertility Center. I just had my son Leland. I want to thank Dr. Catenacci and all of the nurses that helped us. Especially Ashley in the Crystal Lake office. You made this process easier by being supportive and positive. Thank you very much!

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Dr. Sherban and his staff are the most amazing, compassionate, and supportive people. After almost 5 years of trying to conceive, going through numerous tests and meeting with another clinic closer to home, who told me my chances even with IVF were still very low, a good friend recommended advanced fertility center of Chicago. Best decision we ever made! We now have 2 amazing children who are now 5 and 3 years old! I cannot stress enough how amazing this staff is, they make you feel like family!

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Our experience was amazing with Dr. Cantanucci and all of the nurses (especially Ashley). After ttc for 4 years and at 41 years of age, we became pregnant after 1 round of IVF, and had our beautiful boy this past October. Can't thank them enough!

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2/7/15 our son was born all thanks to the assistance of Dr. Sherbahn and his staff. Everyone was so helpful and here for all our questions, worries, etc. They want this for you just as much as you want this for you! Handled with pure professionalism and care from the very start! Thank you advanced fertility!

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