Third party reproduction is sometimes used when the female partner’s eggs or the male partner’s sperm cannot be used. Third party reproduction is defined as the use of sperm, eggs or embryos that have been donated by a third person referred to as a donor. This enables the infertile individual or couple to become parents. Another aspect of third party reproduction is the use of a gestational carrier. Third party reproduction is also commonly used amongst single women and same sex couples who need reproductive help.
Third party reproduction is not an easy decision to make but is an option even when our patient’s original plans do not turn out as expected. At ARCH, we are fully committed to being there to help our patients make these difficult decisions with support and care, whether it is choosing from a donor egg or sperm service, to the best agencies for finding a gestational carrier. We are there to help you become a parent by whichever treatment path works best for you.