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Dr. Tina Koopersmith from West Coast Women's Reproductive Center discusses how she believes that all people should be able to have kids no mater what there sexual orientation is.

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David Tutera's Egg Donation, Surrogacy and Fraternal Twin Parenting Trap

a blog by Julie Monacelli, September 18, 2013

Have you heard about the fraternal twins with different biological fathers separated at birth? You didn’t read that wrong. You see, David Tutera, a celebrity wedding planner, and his now ex-husband, Ryan Jurica, hired a surrogate to carry the embryos of an anonymous egg donor. Each man fertilized one of the two embryos transferred back to the surrogate, and somehow, both stuck. (Does this technically mean that one woman was pregnant by two men at the same time? An infertile woman prays for one man to impregnate her, this surrogate ends up with two?) Shortly after the transfer, the couple called it quits. Tutera reported on The View that they had actually been on the outs for about 6 years and they hoped having a baby would fix their relationship. Upon the birth of the twins, they were separated, going to live with the parent that contributed half of their genetic material. I suppose when you have enough money you can try making really expensive babies instead of going to marriage counseling.

Is Illinois Law Supportive of Surrogacy for Gay Couples?

There are a number of reasons that Illinois is gay friendly when it comes to surrogacy, explains Dr. Laurence Jacobs, a fertility doctor with Fertility Centers of Illinois.

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What is Reciprocal IVF for Lesbian Couples?

Reciprocal IVF is becoming more common for lesbian couples. Dr. Laurence Jacobs, a fertility doctor with Fertility Centers of Illinois, explains.

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What Should Lesbian Couples Consider When Choosing a Sperm Donor?

Dr. Laurence Jacobs offers advice and information for lesbian women and couples who are going to use a sperm donor to have a baby.

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What are Family Building Options for Gay Men?

Gay men can use a sperm donor and a surrogate to have a child, explains Dr. Laurence Jacobs a fertility doctor with Fertility Centers of Illinois in Chicago.

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What are the Options for Lesbian Family Building?

What family building options are available to lesbian couples? Dr. Mark P. Leondires of RMA Connecticut explains.

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Bill ensuring equal access to fertility services for same-sex couples passes California Senate

LGBT Weekly,  Aug 29, 2012

The California State Senate has voted 26 to 10 to approve a bill that would ensure that women in same-sex relationships and single women can access fertility services on the same terms as women in different-sex relationships. Assembly Bill 2356, authored by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner and co-sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, would allow women using known donors to access certain fertility procedures that are less expensive and more effective.


Fertility Treatment Bans in Europe Draw Criticism

,  April 13, 2012

More than three decades after Britain produced the world's first test-tube baby, Europe is a patchwork of restrictions for people who need help having a child.



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