LGBTQ+ Fertility Preservation on Long Island

Fertility preservation makes it possible for anyone to take control of their family-building journey. Whether now is simply not the right time or you’re planning on undergoing gender-affirming procedures, freezing your eggs or sperm enables you to pursue your family-building dreams on your own terms.

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Our Fertility Preservation Services

Egg Freezing

Eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and cryopreserved via vitrification so they can be fertilized in the future.

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Sperm Banking

After preparing a concentrated semen sample, the sperm is cryopreserved via vitrification so that it can be used for future fertilization.

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Embryo Freezing

Embryos are created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) by fertilizing eggs with sperm and cryopreserved via vitrification so they can be used in the future.

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For patients who are about to begin cancer treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation, oncofertility provides the opportunity to freeze eggs, sperm, and/or embryos before starting treatment.

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Fertility Preservation For Trans Men

Trans individuals with eggs who plan to undergo gender-affirming therapies or procedures have the option of freezing their eggs before starting treatment. This makes it possible for you to preserve your fertility and have biological children in the future. Although the egg-freezing process involves hormonal injections to increase estrogen and trigger ovulation, the procedure does not affect vocal tone, facial hair growth, or chest tissue development.

If you have already started hormone therapy to increase testosterone, you may still be able to freeze your eggs. It’s generally recommended that trans and gender-diverse men temporarily pause hormone therapy for a minimum of six months before undergoing egg retrieval.

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Fertility Preservation For Trans Women

Trans individuals with sperm who plan to undergo gender-affirming therapies or procedures have the option of freezing their sperm before starting treatment. By freezing your sperm ahead of time, it makes it easier for you to pursue your family-building goals in the future. The sperm-freezing process involves creating a concentrated semen sample and freezing it through vitrification. In most cases, hormonal medications are not necessary.

If you have already started hormone therapy to increase estrogen or reduce androgen, you may still be able to freeze your sperm, however, it’s recommended that you temporarily cease hormonal medications about three to six months before providing your semen sample

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World-Renowned Fertility Team

Redefining Patient-Centric Care

  • Beth McAvey, MD

    Beth McAvey, MD

    Reproductive Endocrinologist

  • Joseph Peña, MD

    Joseph Peña, MD

    Reproductive Endocrinologist

  • Michelle Goldsammler, MD

    Michelle Goldsammler, MD

    Reproductive Endocrinologist

  • Cary L. Dicken, MD

    Cary L. Dicken, MD

    Reproductive Endocrinologist

  • Daniel Kenigsberg, MD

    Daniel Kenigsberg, MD

    Reproductive Endocrinologist

  • Michael Zinger, MD

    Michael Zinger, MD

    Reproductive Endocrinologist

  • Steven Brenner, MD

    Steven Brenner, MD

    Reproductive Endocrinologist

Meet the Teams

Why RMA of New York: Fertility Testing

RMA of New York serves as the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Mount Sinai Medical System. Our laboratory team is dedicated to scientific discovery, graduate medical education through RMA of NY’s REI Fellowship Program, and individualized care that focuses on you.

Our team of embryologists are consistently recognized as innovators in reproductive science and medicine, and security and safety standards. RMA of New York has been at the forefront of embryo freezing technology and cutting-edge research, helping countless individuals and partners achieve the dream of building a family.

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It’s never too early to learn about your fertility and reproductive options.

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Patient-centric reproductive medicine is our specialty, and we look forward to answering any questions you may have.

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