Third Party Reproduction / LGBTQ+ 

Donor Sperm

Sperm collected from a known donor (often a friend or family member) or sperm bank (anonymous) is prepared to be injected into the uterus. Donor sperm from a bank has been tested for infectious disease and screened for quality.

Home Insemination

Fresh or frozen sperm is prepared for home insemination.

Office Preparation

Fresh or frozen sperm is prepared and injected at the office through IUI or IVF.

Donor Eggs

Donor Oocytes, or egg donation allows those with ovarian failure, poor egg quality, or previous failed IVF treatments to become pregnant. The eggs are harvested from a donor and then used as part of IVF treatment.

Reciprocal IVF

The reciprocal IVF process allows both partners to participate in the pregnancy. One partner undergoes egg retrieval, the egg is fertilized with donor sperm, and transferred to the other partner.


A fertilized embryo (known or donated sperm/egg) is transplanted to the uterus of the gestational surrogate to carry the pregnancy.

IVM (In Vitro Maturation)

IVM involves collecting eggs from the ovary before maturation. In IVM, the eggs are matured in the lab as part of IVF treatment.

Best doctor ever!! My wife and I (we are a lesbian couple) decided to go to NYC IVF and see Dr. Elassar after reading the reviews on Yelp.  What we initially thought would be a quick artificial insemination ended up in the discovery that my wife is a carrier for a genetic disorder and that we would need to do IVF with PGD. Dr. Elassar explained everything to us each step of the way and helped us review our options. She made sure we had the information necessary to make an informed decision and never pushed or pressured us into making a decision….Dr. Elassar was incredibly supportive throughout the entire process.  She is a brilliant doctor and a wonderful human being.  She is attentive, supportive, and genuinely cares about her patients.  I know she sees a number of patients, but for my wife and I, Dr. Elassar made it seem like we were her only patients.  She promptly responded to our emails and phone calls. She is extremely dedicated to her job and to her patients. Tahira was also wonderful and great at responding to emails and answering our questions. …Now that we are 8 weeks pregnant, we will be transitioning to an OB, which Dr. Elassar helped us find.  We are thrilled to be moving forward with our pregnancy, but will sincerely miss seeing Dr. Elassar. If/when we decide to try for a second child, we will absolutely return to NYC IVF. I highly recommend NYC IVF and Dr. Elassar.”

– Trilby Leonard-Wilde