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By Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies
March 11, 2021

Are you a same-sex couple interested in starting a family?

Here at Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies, our team of embryologists and OBGYNs are some of the most experienced and respected doctors in the world, and they’ve been at the forefront of LGBTQ reproductive services here in Weston, South Florida. We have couples who travel from Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, and throughout Florida come to our clinic. Want to know more about the LGBTQ reproductive services we offer?

We Want to Help You Start a Family

From medical advice and emotional support to provide you with tools for financial and legal assistance, we are here to help you through every step of the way to becoming a parent. We know the unique needs of same-sex couples and couples of different gender orientations. No matter the circumstances, we can provide you with friendly, compassionate care that you respect and trust. We will work with you to find the right option to meet your needs.

Your Family Planning Options

We offer a wide range of reproductive options to our gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and transgender couples and individuals living in and around Weston, South Florida to help them build their families. Some of these options include:

  • Egg or sperm donation
  • In-vitro fertilization
  • Reciprocal IVF (an option for lesbian couples and women)
  • Surrogacy

We are allies in the LGBTQ community, having provided support and family planning services to members of many diverse communities since 1991. Our reproductive services have helped many individuals start and grow their families, and we were one of the first surrogacy and reproductive clinics to provide services and care to the LGBTQ community. We are steadfast in our determination to create a safe, compassionate space that offers personalized and state-of-the-art technology and services to meet your reproductive needs.

There is nothing more amazing than being able to provide couples with the ability to become parents. We understand the sensitive nature of seeking out and undergoing reproductive services, particularly for those in the LGBTQ community.

Our Weston South Florida practice is here to make sure that you get the trusted, respected care you deserve. To sit down with our team to discuss your reproductive options, call Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies at (954) 217-3456 to schedule an appointment.

By Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies
February 18, 2020
Category: Pregnancy
Tags: LGBTQ   Fertility  

Dr. Minna Selub and Dr. Kimball Pomeroy, your physicians here at Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies (FIRST) in South Florida provide LGBT-friendly surrogacy and reproductive services to couples and singles throughout the Weston, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa areas. If you’re looking for a friendly, caring, and understanding team of professionals to guide you on your reproductive journey, we are here to help.

Surrogacy Services in South Florida

Gestational surrogacy is a form of assisted reproduction in which gay and lesbian couples work with a surrogate who will carry their baby or babies for them. Gay men also have the option of choosing an egg donor, whether anonymously or through a friend or loved one.

While sperm from only one man is needed to fertilize the egg, you may also discuss the possibility of using your sperm to fertilize half of the eggs and your partner’s sperm to fertilize the other half. This is something that we can discuss with you during a consultation at our South Florida office.

Assisted Reproduction for Lesbian Couples

Our office offers lesbian couples several options for starting a family. Along with surrogacy, other options include,

  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI): this is where the sperm is inserted directly into the uterus. The sperm donor maybe someone the couple or person knows or it might be an anonymous donor.
  • In-vitro fertilization (IVF): hormones are administered to stimulate the ovaries to produce several eggs. These eggs are then retrieved once they are released and then fertilized with sperm to create embryos. Once the eggs have been fertilized, they will be inseminated into the uterus.

More and more lesbian couples are opting for Co-IVF because it allows them to both take part in this journey into parenthood. With Co-IVF, the eggs are taken from one partner, fertilized with a sperm donor and then inseminated into the other partner, who will then carry the baby or babies.

Along with these LGBT-friendly reproductive services, we also collect, freeze, and bank both sperm and eggs for individuals before undergoing sex reassignment.


Dr. Selub has been serving the LGBT community as a reproductive physician within south Florida since 1991, working with gay and lesbian couples and singles, as well as heterosexual couples and singles, to help them start a family through a wide range of reproductive and surrogacy services. Dr. Selub is a trailblazer in this industry, providing compassionate fertility care to the LGBT community before anyone in Florida was. Everyone is welcome at FIRST.

With an office in Weston, FL, Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies is able to provide patients from South Florida, including Jacksonville and Tampa, with reproductive options in a safe environment with knowledgeable and welcoming physicians. If you have questions about our LGBT-friendly surrogacy and reproductive services, call our office today at (954) 217-3456.

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