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Fertility for Lesbian Couples

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Your conception journey will require many of the same procedures as it does for heterosexual couples. It comes with a unique set of decisions, extra steps, and legal and financial considerations.

Pinnacle Fertility is a fully-inclusive fertility clinic for everyone, including LGBTQIA+ couples. At Pinnacle, we understand that every person's fertility requirements are different, which is why our team makes them a part of your care plan, built into our internal processes, and streamlined by your care advocate.

We only partner with LGBTQIA+ welcoming sperm 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 in vitro fertilization (IVF) using donor sperm and reciprocal IVF.

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Fertility options for Lesbian Couples:

Sperm Donation

Fertility treatment options for lesbian couples may include IVF with sperm donation. Work with our sperm bank partner to select the donor. After your selection, our team will help you to handle the sample. Your care advocate will guide you through every aspect of this process.

IVF or Reciprocal IVF with Donor Sperm

Tailored and inclusive fertility options, including traditional IVF, IVF with ICSI, and Reciprocal IVF, all of which can be performed using donor sperm. These diverse options provide lesbian couples with a range of choices to suit their unique paths to parenthood.

IUI with Donor Sperm

IUI with donor sperm offers a simple and effective fertility solution, where carefully selected donor sperm is inseminated directly into the uterus, increasing the chances of conception for lesbian couples embarking on their journey to parenthood.

Getting Started

Whether it’s IUI or IVF for lesbian couples, 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 Navigator and fertility doctor

Please share information about you and your partner using our contact form. One of our dedicated Navigators will get in touch to discuss your aspirations and history, and they will continue to be your primary contact throughout this journey. Following this, our fertility specialist will meet with you to go over your objectives and background in detail and will recommend necessary tests, such as bloodwork and ultrasounds, to tailor a fertility plan suited to your needs.

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

Once your test results come back, your physician 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.


The cost of IVF for lesbian couples is typically similar to the cost for other couples and can vary widely based on factors such as location, clinic, insurance coverage, and specific treatments needed. Typically lesbian couples need to consider the cost of donor sperm in addition to the cost of their IVF cycle. 

IVF for same-sex female couples will follow the same procedures as regular IVF, but will require a sperm donor and embryo transfer. Pinnacle partners with LGBTQIA+-friendly sperm donor banks and other third-party services. Our staff has received training on protocols for common processes in same-sex fertility treatment. Learn more about fertility options for lesbian and same-sex female couples here.  

Insurance coverage for IVF treatments for lesbian couples can vary depending on the insurance plan and location. Some insurance plans may provide coverage for IVF, while others may not. It's essential for lesbian couples to check with their insurance provider and review their policy to determine if IVF is covered and what specific treatments or services are included in their coverage. Pinnacle Fertility does provide various financing options to help patients afford care.

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