Family building for same-sex male couples

IVF and Fertility for Gay Couples

We’re On It.

Your journey to fatherhood comes with a unique set of decisions, extra steps, and legal and financial considerations. When a fertility clinic isn't designed to juggle those pieces, they're at risk of falling through the cracks.

Pinnacle Fertiity is a fully-inclusive fertility clinic for gay couples, LGBTQ, and more. At Pinnacle, we understand your fertility needs are unique, which is why our team makes them a part of your care plan, built into our internal processes, and streamlined for you by your care advocate.

We partner with LGBTQIA+ welcoming egg donor banks and other third-party services.

We coordinate with third-party services so there’s less on your to-do list.

Our staff is trained in protocols for processes common in same-sex fertility care, like using a gestational carrier (surrogate).

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Fertility Options for Gay Couples:

Donor Egg IVF or Donor Egg IVF with  ICSI

You can opt for standard IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), during which a single sperm is injected into each egg. Gay male couples will need the help of an egg donor to create embryos. Learn more about the donor egg IVF process.

Gestational Surrogacy

Our integrated surrogacy agency, Pinnacle Surrogacy, is our preferred partner, and will help you to match with a gestational carrier of your choice. Offering Pinnacle Fertility patients expedited surrogate matching, our Pinnacle Surrogacy team works seamlessly with you and your clinic team to guide you through the process each step of the way.

Egg Donors

Our preferred donor egg partner is Pinnacle Egg Bank which offers intended parents exceptional, fully medically, genetically and psychologically screened egg donors to offer the highest quality frozen donor eggs.

Getting Started

Every step of your fertility treatment journey should be clear and smooth—including the first step. Here’s how getting started works at Pinnacle Fertility.

Talk to a care advocate and fertility doctor

Tell us about yourself and your partner in our contact form. A scheduler will reach out to talk about your goals and history. Your provider will then review your goals and history with you and prescribe tests like bloodwork and ultrasounds. Your Navigator will reach out to connect -they'll be your point-person going forward.

Review your care plan, costs and what my insurance may cover

Once your test results come back, your provider will propose a care plan, answer questions, and adjust if needed. A Financial Counselor will detail your treatment cost, a minimum and maximum for medication (you’ll pay the pharmacy directly), and financing options.

Begin treatment

We'll schedule each step of the process and coordinate with your pharmacy.

IVF for gay men FAQs

The cost of IVF for gay men couples can vary widely depending on factors such as location, clinic, any insurance coverage, and specific treatments needed. Gay men typically need to consider the additional cost of an egg donor and a gestational carrier (surrogate) in addition to the cost of an IVF cycle.

IVF for gay couples will follow the same steps as traditional IVF, however an egg donor and gestational surrogate will be required. Pinnacle partners with LGBTQIA- welcoming egg donor banks and other third-party services. Our staff is trained in protocols for processes common in same-sex fertility care. You can read more about fertility options for gay men here

Typically, insurance benefits do not cover expenses associated with IVF for gay couples. Pinnacle Fertility does partner with different financing partners to provide fertility financing options.

Real Stories, Real Success: Our Patients Speak

Jesus C.

We can't thank you all enough for making our IVF journey such a positive experience. Your team's expertise and warmth meant the world to us. You made our dreams come true, and we're forever thankful.

California Fertility Partners
Los Angeles, CA
Krista B.

THEY ARE AMAZING!!! I absolutely love this clinic and everyone who works here! Being a lesbian couple, we were nervous trying to find a fertility clinic for us.. they made us feel so comfortable right away! They are so caring and sweet! I definitely recommend this place!! && Dr. Z is the man!! Nicest doctor I have ever met! I would give them a 100 stars if I could!

Advanced Fertility Care
Scottsdale, AZ
Patrick P.

Thanks to Dr. Dudley, we achieved a successful pregnancy, a dream that once seemed unattainable. His expertise and empathy made him not just a doctor but a beacon of hope in our most challenging times. We are profoundly grateful to Dr. Dudley and highly recommend him to any couple facing fertility issues!

Pinnacle Fertility
Atlanta, GA
Lee B.

We've worked with RGI twice now, and have had an excellent experience both times. Dr. Maseelall and her team have been amazing to work with. This time around, we were introduced to the "navigators" who essentially act as a liaison between us and the doctors, which was a change from the last time we were there. We found having access to a dedicated resource - even by text message - was a huge plus.

Reproductive Gynecology & Infertility
Akron, OH

I highly recommend Dr. Dudley! He is one of the only doctors who explained things clearly, realistically, and positively. His bedside manner is outstanding. A defining moment (without disclosing my medical history) was when I explained something to him and he responded with "I believe in a women's intuition." He believed me, ran a quick test, and pivoted the plan. I can't recommend him enough.

Pinnacle Fertility
Atlanta, GA
Diana M.

My husband I went to Dominion after struggling with some fertility issues and multiple miscarriages. We couldn't have made a better choice! You can tell that the staff really care about their patients and make you feel at ease. At the beginning of the process, we were feeling a bit overwhelmed, but the doctors were understanding and great at explaining each step to us along the way. We now have a healthy baby boy and we could not be more happy and grateful to Dominion Fertility!!

Dominion Fertility
Arlington, VA