Pregnancy Outcomes after Fertility Preservation in Transgender Men

Susan Maxwell*, Nicole Noyes, David Keefe, Alan S. Berkeley, Kara Nicole Goldman

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Transgender individuals, individuals whose gender identity does not align with their sex assigned at birth, undergoing gender-affirming hormonal or surgical therapies may experience loss of fertility. Assisted reproductive technologies have expanded family-building options for transgender men who were assigned female at birth. CASES: Three transgender men underwent oocyte cryopreservation before gender-affirming hormonal therapy. One patient underwent fertility preservation as an adolescent. Two adult patients had children using their cryopreserved oocytes, with the pregnancies carried by their sexually intimate partners. CONCLUSION: Transgender men with cryopreserved gametes can build families in a way that affirms their gender identity. Obstetrician-gynecologists should be familiar with the fertility needs of transgender patients so appropriate discussions and referrals can be made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1031-1034
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume129
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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