Anybody going through fertility treatments will face challenges, but the experience for gay singles and couples has additional elements to navigate.

Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist and nationally recognized sexuality counselor who specializes in sex therapy, couples therapy, and working with individuals on a range of relationship issues. Half of his private practice includes LGBTQ singles and couples looking for support, and he has helped many work through their fertility process.

Dr. Kerner shared some advice on how you can manage the questions that inevitably arise when you’re looking to start a family as non-heterosexual parents.

1.What are some issues that gay men or women may face when planning to start their families?

2.How can someone in the unfortunate position of being judged by family or friends for starting a family respond to people who haven’t accepted this reality?

3.Gay couples who want to have child(ren) but aren’t adopting must rely on a donor and/or a surrogate. What should a couple do when have differing views on how to pick a surrogate and/or donor?

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