Dr. Alvarez Discusses LGBTQ Family Planning with TalkingFertility.com

 

As a member of the LGBTQ community, Dr. Juan P. Alvarez is passionate about helping all couples start a family through third party reproduction options such as egg donation, sperm donation, and surrogacy. For LGBTQ couples and individuals looking to start treatment or preserve individual fertility, the process can be confusing without the proper guidance and information.

To help others understand how to navigate treatment, Dr. Alvarez recently interviewed with TalkingFertility.com, a site that aims to bring the best and brightest minds in fertility together in a way that is meaningful, educational and supportive to those who are trying to conceive.

Here’s a sneak preview:

Q: Are there any cases you can tell us about of an LGBT patient you worked with that impacted you in some way?

A: During my training I saw a transgender man who was seeking to freeze his eggs to preserve his fertility. I remember this case was challenging because we don’t have a lot of research looking at fertility preservation in transgendered individuals who have already started the transition with hormone therapy. This really had an impact on me because I realized that much of the medical research that is being done may not be inclusive to the LGBT community – this is why I want to dedicate my time in seeing, treating and taking care of LGBT patients.

Learn more and read the full article: How One Gay Latino Fertility Doctor Is Changing Lives