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Infertility

What it is

  • For men, infertility means not being able to get a woman pregnant.
  • For women, it means not being able to get pregnant.

 

Ways men with infertility can become a parent:

  • Donor sperm. This means getting a woman pregnant with sperm given by another man.
  • Adoption. Taking on legal responsibility for someone else's child and raising the child as your own.

 

Ways women with infertility can become a parent:

  • Donor embryos. Another couple donates a fertilized egg that your doctor implants in your uterus to carry until birth.
  • Donor eggs. An egg (donated by someone else) is fertilized by your partner's sperm. Your doctor implants the fertilized egg in your uterus to carry until birth.
  • Surrogacy. Another woman carries and gives birth to your child. She can also donate her egg, which is fertilized by your partner's sperm.
  • Adoption. Taking on legal responsibility for someone else's child and raising the child as your own.