Starting a family can be an exciting prospect, whatever your relationship status, sexuality, or gender identity. Developments in reproductive medicine mean there are more options than ever before to help you become a parent. However, LGBTQ+ people often have more things to take into consideration on their paths to parenthood, including the costs of fertility treatment and legal technicalities.
Don’t let that put you off, though. It's estimated that between 2 million and 3.7 million children in the U.S. have an LGBTQ+ parent. In the same way that cisgender, heterosexual families come in all shapes and sizes, LGBTQ+ families are just as diverse and beautiful.
Whether you're thinking of starting your own family or aren't sure of your family planning options as an LGBTQ+ person, we’re here to help with our expert guide.