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Howard Brown Health offers an Alternative Insemination (AI) program for the lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Our program provides holistic, affirming care to individuals, couples, and families as they prepare for pregnancy and begin the conception process. We strongly believe in a comprehensive approach to health and wellness, and our AI program reflects this by offering medical care, behavioral health, research, referrals, and social support services to program participants.
What does Howard Brown’s AI program offer?
AI Orientation Group
This orientation session occurs on the 2nd Thursday of every month, unless otherwise specified. The session is designed for individuals or couples who are considering alternative insemination as a way to grow their families. Participants will learn about insemination methods, choosing a donor and sperm bank, negotiating insurance/finances, and potential obstacles to a successful insemination process.
Participants will also receive a referral list that provides legal, medical, mental health, and birthing resources that are specifically tailored to the LBTQ community, as well as a comprehensive list of reading materials to help prepare for conception, pregnancy, and parenting as an LBTQ person. Participation in this session is required before moving forward with the AI program.
Pre-registration for this session is required.
Email AIProgram@howardbrown.org or call 773.572.8359
All participants enrolled in our AI Program have access to a patient advocate who can provide ongoing education and resources to individuals, partners, or family groups as they navigate the AI process. This patient advocate works closely with medical providers to ensure seamless and efficient care throughout all stages of conception and pregnancy.
Our medical care component includes:
- Pre-insemination testing and health screenings to ensure insemination and pregnancy is as medically safe and successful as possible
- A follow-up appointment with the provider to discuss the results of the health screenings
- Intrauterine inseminations
To register for an AI Information Session or learn more, please call 773.388.1600