Egg Donor Conception for Gay Men

RMA of New York offers egg donation, also known as ovum or oocyte donation, as a fertility treatment option for same-sex male couples, gay and queer individuals, and any individual or couple with sperm who is interested in building a family with the use of donor eggs and a gestational surrogate. Our expert and caring Egg Donation Team will guide you through the process to help you achieve your dream of building a family.

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The Egg Donation Team at RMA of New York

RMA of New York’s renowned and experienced Egg Donation Team is here for you. Our Egg Donation Team is known for its focus and success in matching the highest quality donors with recipients, while providing stellar, compassionate care throughout the matching and treatment process. Thanks to RMA of New York’s Egg Donation Program, hundreds of LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples have built their families using donor eggs.

Success Rates of Egg Donation

To view the success rates for RMA of New York, the national average, and individual centers in detail, visit the website for the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). Please note that a comparison of clinical success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches, and entrance criteria for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) may vary from clinic to clinic.

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Third Party Reproduction: Egg Donation and Surrogacy

Gay male couples and individuals, and those without an egg source/uterus looking to build a biological family will utilize both egg donation and gestational surrogacy. The Third Party Team at RMA of New York is committed to guiding intended parents through this process. Comprised of leading fertility specialists, nurse practitioners, and other members of the clinical staff, the Third Party Team is a concierge service that specifically assists individuals in need of an egg and/or a gestational surrogate. The Third Party Team is responsible for organizing the medical screening of potential surrogates, reviewing candidates to help determine eligibility, and coordinating treatment cycles for the donor and surrogate.

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Selecting an Egg Donor

  • Non-Identified (Anonymous) Egg Donors at RMA of New York

    In a non-identified (also called anonymous) egg donation cycle, the Egg Donation Team at RMA of New York expertly matches the egg recipient individual or couple with a donor chosen from RMA of New York’s own select egg donor pool, based on the matching criteria you provide. The identities of the donor and recipient are kept anonymous and no identifying information is shared between donor and recipient. Recipients may request to view donor baby photos when available. Egg donors must pass rigorous medical and psychological screenings in order to be accepted into RMA of New York’s Egg Donation Program. Egg donation cycles can utilize either fresh or frozen eggs and/or embryos.

  • Directed or Identified (Known) Egg Donors

    A directed or identified egg donor (also called a known egg donor) can be a friend or relative who chooses to donate their eggs. A directed egg donor may be someone who was unknown prior to the donation process but chooses to participate as a known donor.

  • Agency Egg Donors

    RMA of New York works with only New York State licensed egg donor agencies. If a recipient chooses to use an agency egg donor, the Egg Donation Team will coordinate the egg donor’s care with the agency.

  • Donor Egg Bank USA

    RMA of New York has partnered with Donor Egg Bank USA to offer our patients the option of choosing oocytes (eggs) previously retrieved and frozen from pre-screened donors. The process provides immediate access to eggs from donors.The use of egg bank donors eliminates the need for a lengthy “matching” process or for synchronization of the donor’s and gestational surrogate's menstrual cycle. To find out more about utilizing the services of Donor Egg Bank USA, please consult with your RMA of New York physician.

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About RMA of New York’s Egg Donors

RMA of New York actively recruits healthy women between the ages of 21 and 33 with no known genetic or sexually transmitted diseases. The Egg Donation Team rigorously screens egg donor candidates to ensure they are healthy and that they fully understand the donation process. Our egg donor pool consists of donors from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, including, but not limited to:

  • American Indian / Alaskan Native egg donors
  • Asian egg donors
  • Biracial / multi-racial egg donors
  • Black / African American egg donors
  • Caucasian / White egg donors
  • Hispanic / Latino egg donors
  • Indian / Southeast Asian egg donors
  • Jewish egg donors
  • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander egg donors

Egg donors experience a sense of reward and satisfaction knowing that their contribution has a profound effect on the life of another individual or couple. Many of our donors relay to us that the experience of helping others conceive gives them a sense of fulfillment and contentment that they have never felt before.

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Other Treatment Options for Gay Men

  • IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) for Gay Men

    IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) for Gay Men

    IVF involves retrieving eggs and sperm, fertilizing them in an RMA of New York laboratory to create embryos, then placing a healthy embryo into the uterus to achieve pregnancy.

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  • Split Cycles for Two Sperm Providers

    Split Cycles for Two Sperm Providers

    Very often, both men in a gay couple will wish to be the genetic parents. To achieve this, RMA of New York’s embryologists will perform a split cycle IVF.

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  • Gestational Surrogacy for Gay Men

    Gestational Surrogacy for Gay Men

    Gestational surrogacy is a process in which an individual, who did not provide the egg used in conception, carries the pregnancy and gives birth to a baby for another person or couple.

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Why RMA of New York: Egg Donor Conception for Gay Men

For over 20 years, RMA of New York has helped countless members of the LGBTQIA+ community preserve their fertility and build the families of their dreams. RMA of New York has been awarded the designation of "LGBTQIA+ Healthcare Equality Leader" by the Human Rights Campaign's Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), the nation's foremost benchmarking survey of healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of LGBTQIA+ patients, visitors, and employees. RMA of New York is the only fertility clinic based in Manhattan to receive this significant designation.

RMA of New York serves as the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Mount Sinai Medical System. Our laboratory team is dedicated to scientific discovery, graduate medical education through RMA of New York’s REI Fellowship Program, and individualized care that focuses on you. Our team of embryologists are consistently recognized as innovators in reproductive science and medicine, and security and safety standards.

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