AdoptionRich Valenza, Raise A Child
Why LGBT parents are particularly suited to adopting children, and how life changed for this single gay dad.
AdvocacyJennifer Chrisler, Family Equality Council
Between advocacy and coaching her son’s football team, Chrisler discusses how far LGBT families have come and what still needs to be done.
Artificial Insemination for LesbiansBradford Kolb, MD
From intravaginal to intrauterine inseminations, there are best practices and protocols for the highest probability for success.
Have yet to find Mr. or Ms. Right? Then you may want to consider co-parenting as an option to family building.
Egg Augmention and The Future of IVFMichelle Dipp, MD
New discoveries and treatments can help give life to older eggs and eventually eliminate the need for hormones in assisted reproduction.
Egg DonationWendie Wilson-Miller
Find out why feeling a sense of connection matters more than attributes such as hair or eye color when choosing an egg donor.
Egg Donation for Gay MenBradford Kolb, MD
Sperm from one or both partners can be used to fertilize eggs that are retrieved from the donor during a very straightforward procedure.
Fertility LawRich Vaughn, Esq.
Vaughn outlines the need for a legal contract in assisted reproduction, and why a birth certificate is not enough to confirm parental rights.
Hart Program for HIV+ MenDan Bowers, MD
Advanced sperm-washing techniques enable HIV-positive men to become parents—and reaffirm their long-term wellness.
In Vitro Fertilitzation for LesbiansBradford Kolb, MD
If one partner is carrying the pregnancy and another donating an egg, in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be used to duplicate what happens in nature.
PsychologyDiane Erhensaft, PhD
No matter how medically removed, Erhsensaft finds that imagining “doing it” is still very much a part of reproduction.
Psychology / SociologyNanette Gartrell, MD
Having studied planned lesbian families with donor-inseminated children for over 20 years, Gartrell discusses some surprising findings.
Reproductive Possibilities for Trans Men and Trans WomenMarjorie Dixon, MD
There are greater options for biological family building for trans men and trans women on hormones than ever before.
SociologyAbbie Goldberg, PhD
Do sexual minorities have the ability to recreate parenting roles? Yes, according to Goldberg, but we must also think about geography and class.
Sociology Judith Stacey, PhD
In asking, “How does the gender of parents matter?,” Stacey finds selection effects that actually favor children raised in LGBT households.
Sperm DonationScott Brown
Lesbians often have different criteria than their straight counterparts when seeking the right sperm donor.
What are the three things that matter most when choosing a surrogacy agency? Also find out how surrogacy can bridge disparate worlds.
Surrogacy for Gay MenBradford Kolb, MD
Surrogacy is a special journey on many levels and offers many opportunities for intended parents to participate.
Surrogacy / PsychologyKim Bergman, PhD
The ability to trust and collaborate not only makes for the most enjoyable surrogacy journey, but helps type-A gay dads prepare for parenthood.
More videos—including a guided tour of Assisted Reproductive
Technologies from an LGBT perspective—coming soon!