BOSTON — Fertility clinics are now using a new method for lesbian couples that allows both women to share in the biological role: one woman’s eggs are mixed in a lab dish with donor sperm then implanted in the other woman who carries the pregnancy, the Associated Press reports.
It’s called the “two mom approach” by Dr. Alan Copperman, a medical doctor at Reproductive Medicine Associates, a New York City clinic. He spoke last week at a fertility conference in Boston about the method, the AP reported.
One Canadian study suggests that more lesbian couples have been seeking fertility services in Ontario since same-sex marriage was legalized in the province a decade ago, the AP article said. Some doctors think interest also is up in the U.S. For male couples, many clinics offer egg donors and surrogate moms, using one or both men’s sperm.