What You Should Know About LGBTQ Family Planning

If you’re in a same-sex or nontraditional gender relationship, having a biological child takes a little more planning than if you were in a heterosexual couple. The good news is that there are more options than ever for LGBTQ would-be parents to have the children they dream about.

“If you look at statistics today, the number of LGBTQ couples wanting children or who have children has risen from 40% to now almost 80%,” says Georges Sylvestre, M.D.assistant professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine. “It is much easier than it used to be, as more insurance plans cover artificial reproductive technology.”

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