Pathways to Parenthood for Gender Diverse Persons

Since each situation is unique, your physician at Olive will discuss your specific treatment options with you. There are various approaches to treatment, including using donor sperm or eggs, gestational carriers, and directed egg donation from one partner to another. You will need a counselling session if you are considering donor sperm, donor eggs, or gestational carriers.

SVG graphic code

Pathways to Parenthood for Gender Diverse Persons

Every fertility journey is different but here are some common scenarios.

Jane and Lily

Sandy (has uterus and eggs) Gender Diverse IVF Path

Referral
1
Referral from a Family doctor.
Testing
2
Blood work and sperm testing.
Olive Fertility
3
Consultation with an Olive doctor.
sperm
4
Select IVF.
select
5
Session with third party reproductive counsellor. 
sperm
6
If using sperm bank selecting donor.
conversation
7
Sandy will use their eggs.
legal
8
IVF cycle with donor sperm / transfer embryo into Sandy’s uterus.
fertilization
9
Blood tests and ultrasound to confirm pregnancy. 
fertilization
10
Sandy is referred to family doc/midwife/ob.
Declan and Maddie

Follow Grace and Rai's Egg Sharing IVF Path

Referral
1
Referral from a Family doctor.
Testing
2
Blood work and sperm testing.
Olive Fertility
3
Consultation with an Olive doctor.
sperm
4
Decide to do shared IVF both Grace and Rai’s sperm used to create embryos.
Use Declan's Eggs
5
 Session with third party reproductive counsellor. 
Maddie will carry the pregnancy
6
 Select egg donor (known or egg bank). 
conversation
7
Select gestational carrier (GC).
legal
8
IVF cycle with Grace and Rai’s sperm and donor eggs.
Declan's eggs and Donor sperm
9
Transfer of embryos into the uterus of gestational carrier.
Embryo transfer
10
Blood tests and ultrasound to confirm pregnancy.
Confirm pregnancy
11
GC referred to family doc/midwife/ob. 
Jane and Lily

Georgia (has sperm) Gender Diverse IVF Path

Referral
1
Referral from a Family doctor.
Testing
2
Blood work and sperm testing.
Olive Fertility
3
Consultation with an Olive doctor.
sperm
4
Decide to use Georgia’s sperm.
select
5
Session with third party reproductive counsellor. 
sperm
6
Select egg donor (known or egg bank).
conversation
7
Select gestational carrier (GC).
legal
8
IVF cycle with Georgia’s sperm/ donor egg.
fertilization
9
Transfer of embryo into the uterus of GC. 
fertilization
10
Blood tests and ultrasound to confirm pregnancy. 
Referral to pregnancy care
12
Georgia is referred to family doc/midwife/ob.
Declan and Maddie

Clay (has uterus and eggs) Gender Diverse IUI Path

Referral
1
Referral from a Family doctor.
Testing
2
Blood work and sperm testing.
Olive Fertility
3
Consultation with an Olive doctor.
sperm
4
Select IUI.
Use Declan's Eggs
5
Session with third party reproductive counsellor. 
Maddie will carry the pregnancy
6
If using sperm bank selecting donor. 
conversation
7
Clay will be inseminated with with donor sperm.
legal
8
Blood tests and ultrasound to confirm pregnancy.
Declan's eggs and Donor sperm
9
Clay is referred to family doc/midwife/ob.