Undergoing fertility treatment is extremely challenging to most patients – regardless of their sexual orientation. Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs offers the LGBTQ community a vast array of cost-effective fertility treatment methods to help build their families.
Today’s LGBTQ Community
Today’s same sex couples are realizing their dream of having a family through a variety of family planning methods. A personalized treatment plan can allow one of the partners in a same sex relationship to be genetically related to the child. LGBTQ patients have a much higher pregnancy success rate than do same sex couples because they do not typically present a medical condition hindering fertility.
Using cutting edge Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs has been meeting the family building needs of the LGBTQ community for decades. Dr. Jacobs emphatically believes that all members of the LGBTQ community deserve to realize the joy of parenthood. Sexual orientation bias has no place in the field of practicing ART.
Family Building Methods for Gay Lesbian and Transgender Couples
Dr. Jacobs has shared his expertise, compassion, and counseling with the LGBTQ community by utilizing the latest innovations in ART to build families.
- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
- Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
- Gestational Surrogacy
- Traditional Surrogacy
- Egg Donation
- Sperm Donation
- Embryo Donation
The Illinois Civil Union Act of 2011
The Illinois Civil Union Act of 2011 established civil unions between same sex couples. Civil union provides these couples with equal legal obligations, protections, and parental benefits granted to married opposite sex couples in the state.
Illinois Insurance Mandate
Illinois has a mandate requiring all insurers to cover the costs of treating infertility. Those employer insurance plans covering 25 or more people and providing pregnancy and birth related benefits must cover the costs of diagnosing and treating infertility. The mandate includes lesbians with medical conditions affecting their fertility. Now, these women do not have to prove that they have had unprotected intercourse with a man for a year with no pregnancy success in order to receive coverage.
Fertility Doctor Helping the LGBTQ Community
If you are a member of the LGBTQ community, Dr. Jacobs invites you to discover how he can help you to achieve your dream of having a baby. Fertility Centers of Illinois has 10 fertility clinic locations and 2 IVF centers located throughout Chicagoland. After you consult with Dr. Jacobs, you can choose from all locations to pursue your customized treatment plan. Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Jacobs by clicking the icon below – or – call 888.325.7389.